Governor Kay Ivey announced special election dates for House District 16 on Friday. 

The seat was previously held by former State Rep. Kyle South (R-Fayette), who resigned recently to serve as president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.

Ivey set the special primary election for Tuesday, September 26, 2023; the special primary runoff, if necessary, for Tuesday, October 24, 2023; and the special general election for Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

"Rep. South has served the people of House District 16 well for the past nine years and will continue to do so in his new role as president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. He certainly leaves big shoes to fill in the Legislature, but I am incredibly happy for him and confident he will continue serving West Alabama well," Ivey said in a statement. "I encourage everyone in this district to get out and vote during this special election to ensure you have another strong voice advocating for you in the Alabama Legislature."

The deadline for qualifying with major political parties will be 5 p.m. on July 25. The deadline for all independent candidates and/or minor parties is 5 p.m. on September 26.

The special election for House District 16 will be held in concurrence with the special election for House District 55.

House District 16 represents portions of Fayette, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa Counties.

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