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Qualifying begins for Montgomery City Council special election

City Council District 1 became vacant after the death of three-term Montgomery City Councilman Richard Bollinger.

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The qualifying period for candidates seeking to run in the special election for Montgomery City Council District 1 is set to begin on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Interested candidates will have until Tuesday, May 25, 2021, to file the necessary paperwork to qualify to run in this election.

The special election will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

If necessary, a special runoff election will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

For this special election, the deadline to register to vote is Monday, June 28, 2021. Eligible voters can register to vote online at the secretary of state’s website,; the Montgomery Election Center’s website,; on the Montgomery County Probate Court’s mobile app; or by visiting the Montgomery Board of Registrars located at 125 Washington Avenue in Montgomery.

City Council District 1 became vacant after the death of three-term Montgomery City Councilman Richard Bollinger, who died after a long battle with cancer. District 1 is an area stretching from central to east Montgomery. The special election is for the remainder of Bollinger’s term which expires in 2023.

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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.



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