Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set special election dates for Alabama House District 49.

This seat became vacant when Republican State Rep. April Weaver announced her resignation from the Alabama Legislature to take a position with the Trump administration.

Ivey set the special primary election for Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The special primary runoff, if necessary, would be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The special general election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.

“We are living in uncertain times, and it is critical that every Alabama citizen has their voice represented in the Alabama Legislature. For this reason, we are moving forward in calling a special election to fill the seat in House District 49,” Ivey said. “I encourage the good men and women in Bibb, Chilton and Shelby counties to participate in the election, and we will continue to ensure all necessary health and safety protocols are practiced at the polls. We also congratulate Rep. Weaver on this next step and are proud to see her continue her role in service to President Trump. I know she will continue representing Alabama well.”

The deadline for qualifying with major political parties will be Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 5 p.m. The deadline for all independent candidates and/or minor parties is Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at 5 p.m.


House District 49 represents Bibb, Chilton and Shelby counties.