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Governor Ivey Calls Special Election for Senate District 26


Tuesday, September 8, 2020 – MONTGOMERY – Following the resignation of Senator David Burkette, Governor Kay Ivey has called for a Special Election in Senate District 26, consisting of parts of Montgomery County.

The Special Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Interested candidates have until Tuesday, September 15 to qualify with a major political party and declare their candidacy. Independent candidates and minor parties must submit the appropriate number of petition signatures to the Office of the Secretary of State no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17.

The Special Primary Runoff Election will be held on Tuesday, December 15, if necessary.

The Special General Election will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

For the Special Primary Election, the deadline to register to vote is Monday, November 2, the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Thursday, November 12, and the deadline to postmark or return an absentee ballot by hand is Monday, November 16.

Eligible Alabamians can register to vote online at, on the mobile app “Vote for Alabama” or by visiting their local board of registrars office.