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Special elections today in HD16, HD55

Voters in two Alabama House districts can go to the polls today for special primary elections.

One Democrat and six Republicans qualified for the Alabama House District 16 special election, vying to fill the seat formerly held by Rep. Kyle South, R-Fayette. Read more about those candidates here. The district includes Fayette County and portions of Tuscaloosa and Jefferson counties.

And in Jefferson County, a crowded field of Democrats are running for House District 55, which became vacant in May after its previous holder, Fred Plump, resigned over federal conspiracy and obstruction charges. No Republicans are running for the seat.

Read more about the candidates here.

Runoff elections, if necessary, will be Oct. 24. The general elections are Jan. 9, giving the newly elected representatives about a month before the 2024 legislative session begins.

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