The special election dates for Alabama Senate District 9 have officially been set.

Following the recent resignation of State Sen. Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), Gov. Kay Ivey signed a proclamation on Wednesday announcing that the primary elections will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2024, with a runoff set for the following February 6 if necessary, and the general on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

“Majority Leader Scofield has been a strong voice for the people of Senate District 9 for more than 13 years, and I have no doubt that he will continue to serve our state well in his next chapter,” Ivey said in a statement. “Clay and I have worked together both while I served as lieutenant governor and now as governor. Certainly, I can attest for all he has done for the people in North Alabama and Alabamians all across our state. I encourage everyone in this district to get out and vote during this special election and send another strong voice to Montgomery.”

The qualifying deadline for major party candidates will be Tuesday, November 7 at 5 p.m., and Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 5 p.m. for independent and minor party candidates, Ivey said.

So far, Marshall County residents and House colleagues State Reps. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) and Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) are the only two to have announced their bid for District 9, which covers portions of Blount, Madison and Marshall Counties.

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