Rhode Island state legislative special elections, 2014

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2014 State Legislative
Special Elections

Rhode IslandSouth Carolina

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As of April 2015, one seat has been vacated in the Rhode Island State Legislature in 2014. That vacancy has been filled. The following district had a vacancy this year:

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Rhode Island General Assembly, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The secretary of state must call for an election to be held anywhere from 70 to 90 days after the vacancy occurred. No election can be held if the vacancy happens after the first Monday in February during an election year.[1] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[2]

Partisan breakdown

Note: These tables are updated any time there is a change in the chamber.

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 32
     Republican Party 5
     Independent 1
Total 38

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 62
     Republican Party 11
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 1
Total 75

Special elections

February 25, 2014

See also