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Special Election today in HD 67

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Voters go to the polls today to vote in House District 67.

This is the seat given up by State Representative Darrio Melton (D) when he was elected Mayor of Selma.

Prince Chestnut (D) faces independent candidate Toby Gordon in the special general election.

Chestnut won the Special Democratic Primary with over 70 percent of the vote. No Republican qualified for the majority minority district in the Black Belt.

Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.

Turnout is expected to be small.

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The winner will finish Rep. Melton’s term and will have to face reelection next year; but will be able to serve in the remainder of this legislative session as well as the 2018 legislative session.

All voters must have photo ID with them in order to participate.


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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