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Maine state legislative special elections, 2012

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One special election for the Maine State Legislature took place in 2012. This election was called to fill a vacancy in the Maine State Senate, District 20.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Maine Legislature, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat.[1][2] The Governor must call for an election and allow all political committees representing the vacant seat to set all deadlines.[3][1][2] The person elected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[4]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 19
     Republican Party 15
     Independent 1
Total 35

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 89
     Republican Party 58
     Independent 4
     Non-voting 3
Total 154

Special elections

February 14, 2012

See also