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Ivey announces special election in House District 16

A special election to fill Alabama House District 16 will be held on Sept. 26.

The previous holder of District 16’s seat, Rep. Kyle South, R-Fayette, resigned effective June 30 to become CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.

“He certainly leaves big shoes to fill in the Legislature, but I am incredibly happy for him and confident he will continue serving west Alabama well,” Gov. Kay Ivey said in a press release announcing the special election.

The qualifying deadline for candidates from major parties is July 25 at 5 p.m. For independent and minor parties, the deadline is Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. Ivey encourages the citizens of District 16, which covers Fayette County, eastern Tuscaloosa County and western Jefferson County, to vote.

“I encourage everyone in this district to get out and vote during this special election to ensure you have another strong voice advocating for you in the Alabama Legislature,” she said.

If needed, a special primary runoff will be Oct. 24. The special general election is Jan. 9, 2024.

This election will happen at the same time as the special election to fill the vacancy in House District 55 in Jefferson County.

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