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Special election set for House District 10 seat

A special election to fill the vacancy left by former Rep. David Cole in House District 10 was set Monday.

Cole was arrested and resigned over charges related to voter fraud last month, following a long fight to hold onto his seat, despite not living in the district. 

House District 10 represents South and West Huntsville, Madison, Triana and Redstone Arsenal. 

RELATED: State Rep. David Cole charged with voter fraud

Gov. Kay Ivey set the special primary election for Dec. 12; the special primary runoff, if necessary, for Jan. 9, 2024; and the special general election for March 26, 2024.

“The people in House District 10 deserve to be fully represented in the legislative process, and by calling this special election, we will ensure that to be the case. Those in public office must be held accountable and to the highest standard,” Ivey said.

“I encourage everyone in this district to get out and vote during this special election to ensure you have a strong voice advocating for you in the Alabama Legislature.”

The deadline for qualifying with major political parties is 5 p.m. Oct. 10. The deadline for independent candidates and/or minor parties is 5 p.m. Dec. 12.

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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