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Ivey sets dates for House District 42 Special Election


Gov. Kay Ivey signed a proclamation on Monday setting Special Election dates for House District 42, which represents Autauga and Chilton counties.

The election’s winner will replace Rep. Jimmy Martin, who passed away from cancer in May.

“With a special election set for House District 42, the people of Autauga and Chilton counties can know that they will have a voice in the Alabama Legislature,” Ivey said. “We were all sad to see Jimmy lose his battle to cancer, but we can ensure his hard work is carried on in the years to come. The people of Autauga and Chilton counties have the opportunity to help carry on his legacy by participating in this special election.”

The primary election is set for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, and the runoff is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

The general election will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

If a primary election is deemed unnecessary based on the number of qualifying candidates, the general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

The election would also take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, if a runoff is unnecessary.

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The deadline for candidates to qualify for major political parties is Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 5 p.m. Independent and minor party candidates must qualify by Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at 5 p.m.


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