By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Voters in Alabama House District 67 go to the polls today, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, to decide who will be the district’s next state representative.
A primary election for the position of Alabama House of Representatives District 67 was called after former State Representative Darrio Melton (D) was elected as the Mayor of Selma.
The special Democratic Party Primary election is today. The special Democratic Party runoff will be held on April 18, 2017. No Republican qualified so unless an independent or minor party candidate qualifies in this majority minority district then the winner of the Democratic Party Primary will be the winner and a special general election will not be necessary. If both a runoff and a general election are necessary it will be held on June 27, 2017.
The special Democratic Primary candidates are: Raymond J. Butler (D), Prince Chestnut (D), Valenci’a Quest (D), and Latrell “Champ” Richardson (D).
The polls open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. Voters must bring a valid photo ID with them when they go to the polls. The most common form of photo ID is a driver’s license. Make sure that your driver’s license is not expired. Forms of photo ID accepted at the polls include a valid: driver’s license; Alabama photo voter ID card; state issued ID (any state); federal issued ID; US passport; employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state; student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools); Military ID; or Tribal ID.
Alabama House District 67 covers much of Dallas and Perry Counties.
(Original reporting by ballotpedia contributed to this report)