'Special Election Day' to be held in AL following the death of Rep. Lesley Vance

'Special Election Day' to be held in AL following the death of Rep. Lesley Vance

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – A special election will be held for Alabama House District 80, due to the death of Public Servant Representative Lesley Vance.

Signs are up around East Alabama, and candidates are turning to social media and other platforms to get their final push to voters.

Chris Blackshear, James McGill, and Tommy Pugh are racing to fill the vacant seat in District 80.

According to their social media pages, Pugh's campaign highlights his life time residency in Russell County, church life, and other involvement in the community.

McGill is a military veteran, running on the slogan "We need someone like us." Blackshear has focused his campaign on education and job growth.

The vacancy of the seat was determined by Governor Robert Bentley, who by law and proclamation, called for the special election.

The "Special Election Day" will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. CST and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Registered voters in Alabama House District 80 may cast their ballots at the following locations in Lee and Russell Counties:

Russell County:

  • Precinct 401: The Russell County Courthouse 1000 Broad Street Phenix City
  • Precinct 301: The Central Activities Center 1500 14th Street Phenix City
  • Precinct 101: The Roy Martin Center  1100 Airport Road Phenix City
  • Precinct 302: The National Guard Armory 3614 South Railroad Street Phenix City
  • Precinct:402: The Claude Parkman Building 311 Prentiss Drive Phenix City
  • Precinct 202: The Ladonia Volunteer Fire Station 3855 US HWY 80 Phenix City
  • Precinct 602: The Crawford Volunteer Fire Station 6 HWY 80/169S (Crawford) Phenix City

Lee County:

  • Beat 12: The Smiths Station Senior Center 3172 Lee Road 242
  • Beat 14: Smiths Station Junior High Auditorium 1100 Lee Road 298 Smiths Station
  • Beat 16: Glenwood Schools 5801  Summerville Road  Smiths Station

Sample Ballots are available at the Office of Probate in Lee and Russell Counties. If you have any questions please call Jimmy Adams at the Office of the Russell County Registrars at 334-298-1443.

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