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Special election Tuesday

The first step in filling the seat vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be held next Tuesday, August 15, as the Special Primary Election is held.

The eight Democratic candidates on the ballot are
Will Boyd
Vann Caldwell
Jason E. Fisher
Michael Hansen
Doug Jones
Robert Kennedy Jr.
Brian McGee
Charles Nana

The 10 Republican candidates on the ballot are
James Paul Beretta
Joseph F. Breault
Randy Brinson
Mo Brooks
Dom Gentile
Mary Maxwell
Roy S. Moore
Bryan Peeples
Trip Pittman
Luther Strange

The special election is held by proclamation of Gov. Kay Ivey.

If no candidate of either party receives a majority of the vote in the Special Primary Election, then a Special Primary Runoff Election will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

The Special General Election will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

Keep the following guidelines in mind as you go to the polls.

If you vote the Democratic ballot in the primary election, you may vote only Democratic in the runoff election.

If you vote the Republican ballot in the primary election, you may vote only Republican in the runoff election.

In other words, you may not cross party lines in the runoff election. You must vote the party you voted in the primary election.

If you do not vote in the primary election, you may vote either party in the runoff.

Regardless which party you vote for in the primary, you can vote for either party in the general election.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Polling places in Escambia County are Alco, Atmore City Hall, Atmore Public Library, Atmore First United Methodist Church, Appleton, Barnetts Crossroads, Bethel Roberts, Brewton Civic Center, Canoe, Catawba Church (This took the place of Pollard McCall School), County Barn, Damascus, Dixie, East Brewton SAIL Center, Flomaton City Hall, Flomaton Community Center, Huxford, Little Escambia, Little Rock, McCullough, New Order Church, Nokomis, Pineview, Poarch, Pollard, Riverview, Rock Hill Ridge Road, Wallace.