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* [[State legislative elections, 2014|'''2014's state legislative general elections''']] and [[State legislative special elections, 2014|'''special elections''']]
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'''Historical elections'''<br>
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<h2 style="margin:7px 0 0 0; background:#00008B; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3b0bf; text-align:left; color: white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Comparing the 50 states</h2>
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* [[State legislative competitiveness overview|Ballotpedia's competitiveness index]]
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*[[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States|Who Runs the States Project]]
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**[[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Part One: State Partisanship|Part One: State Partisanship]]
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**[[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Partisanship Results Infographic|Infographic]]
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*[[States with a full-time legislature]]
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<h2 style="margin:7px 0 0 0; background:#00008B; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3b0bf; text-align:left; color: white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Background of legislatures</h2>
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'''State legislatures''' debate and create laws for all of the 50 states.<br>
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*[[State legislature|What is a state legislature?]]
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*[[List of United States state legislatures|List of state legislatures]]
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*[[State legislative chambers that use multi-member districts|Legislatures that use multi-member districts]]
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*[[Length of terms of state senators|How many state legislators are there?]]
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*[[State senators|List of all state senators]]
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*[[State representatives|List of all state representatives]]
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*[[State constitutional articles governing state legislatures|Constitutions governing legislatures]]
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*[[Ballotpedia:Index of Terms|Glossary of common terms]]
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*[[Portal:Recall|Recall]] ([[Political recall efforts|2014]])
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Revision as of 09:56, 25 April 2014

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    State Legislative Elections, 2014

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    Battlegrounds

    State legislative battleground chambers, 2014

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    Ballotpedia's 2014 Competitiveness Analysis

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    State Legislative Tracker

News headlines

2014 Legislative Elections

Contribute to Ballotpedia

Legislative chambers by state

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Special elections

Across the nation, special elections are frequently conducted to fill vacancies in state legislatures. 27 states use special elections to fill legislative vacancies. In two states, Illinois and Indiana, special elections are used in limited circumstances. As of August 2014, 31 special elections have been held and another 3 (not including runoffs) have been scheduled in 14 states. Since these elections are intended to fill unexpected vacancies, more will be scheduled as new vacancies arise.

Legislative balance