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Organization : Alabama Secretary of State
Facility : Senate Special Election
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State : Alabama
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Senate Special Election :

MONTGOMERY, April 18, 2017 –Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a proclamation today moving the date of the special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Dates important to the process can be found below.

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Election Dates :
Primary : Tuesday, August 15,2017
Run-off : Tuesday, September 26, 2017
General : Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Qualifying with a Major Political Party :
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Qualifying as a Minor Party or Independent Candidate :
1. Deadline : Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. (Alabama State Capitol 600 Dexter Avenue room E-204 Montgomery, AL 36104)

2. 35,412 signatures obtained from qualified electors (registered voters). All expenses from this election will be paid for by the State of Alabama’s General Fund

Please note that Campaign Finance Filings for federal office are not retained by the office of Secretary of State and can be found on the FEC’s webpage.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Secretary John Merrill’s Office at (334) 220-4757 or by email at john.bennett [AT]

FAQs :
1. I have moved from one county to another and want to vote. What should I do?
When you move across county lines, you must register to vote in your new county of residence. Voter registration does not automatically follow you from one county to another.

2. It’s the day before the election. I forgot to register to vote. Is it too late?
Yes, it is too late to register to vote for that election. To participate in an election, you must submit your application before registration closes for that election. Registration is closed during the fourteen days prior to an election and on election day.

3. What if I make a mistake marking my ballot?
If you have not already placed your ballot in the electronic voting machine or ballot box, you may ask a poll worker for another ballot. The poll worker will spoil your first ballot so that it cannot be counted or reused.

4. Are candidates allowed to campaign outside my polling place?
Yes, electioneering or campaigning is permitted outside the polling place. However, this activity must not be closer than 30 feet to the entrance of the polling place.

If the polling place is located in a room within a building, the campaigning must not be closer than 30 feet to the entrance of the building.

5. Can a candidate assist me in marking my ballot?
Yes, if you ask the candidate to help you. The only people who cannot assist a voter are the voter’s employer, an agent of the voter’s employer, or an officer or agent of the voter’s union.

6. Can I wear campaign buttons or t-shirts with political advertisements into the polling place?
Yes. However, you should not loiter or leave any campaign materials in the polling place.

7. Can I carry a sample ballot into the voting booth?
Yes. However, you should not leave the sample ballot in the polling place.

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