HB 17 - Repeals Special Elections - Alabama Key Vote


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Title: Repeals Special Elections

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals special elections within the state of Alabama and authorizes the Governor's appointee to serve until the next general election, effective immediately upon passage.



  • Authorizes the governor to appoint the successor to a US Senate seat in cases where there is a vacancy until the next general election (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the Governor shall appoint a Senate replacement if a US Senate vacancy has occurred less than 76 days prior to the general election and the previous incumbent (Sec. 1).