A special election for the United States Senate in Alabama is scheduled to be held on December 12, 2017, to choose Senator Jeff Sessions’ successor and to complete the Senate term through January 2021. Sessions was confirmed by the Senate to serve as United States Attorney General on February 8, 2017, and subsequently resigned from the Senate.

Voter Resources for 2017 Special Election

New Alabama Law on Crossover Voting

Primary Election
August  15, 2017

  • July 31 – Deadline for Voter Registration
  • August 10 – Deadline for Absentee Ballot Application
  • August 14 – Deadline to Postmark or Hand-Deliver an Absentee Ballot

Primary Runoff
September  26, 2017

  • September 11 – Deadline for Voter Registration
  • September 21 – Deadline for Absentee Ballot Application
  • September 25 – Deadline to Postmark or Hand-Deliver an Absentee Ballot

General Election
December  12, 2017

  • November 27 – Deadline for Voter Registration
  • December 7 – Deadline for Absentee Ballot Application
  • December 11 – Deadline to Postmark or Hand-Deliver an Absentee Ballot


The following individuals have qualified with the Alabama Republican Party to seek the office of U.S. Senate:

James Paul Beretta: A pain management physician in Birmingham.

Joseph F. Breault

Randy Brinson: Former head of the Alabama Christian Coalition and founder of the conservative advocacy group “Redeem the Vote.”

Mo Brooks: U.S. Representative for Alabama’s 5th Congressional District

Dom Gentile: Birmingham-area businessman

Mary Maxwell: Ran for U.S. Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd District in 2006.

Roy S. Moore: Former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Bryan Peeples: President and CEO of Peeples Consulting.

Trip Pittman: Alabama State Senator from Montrose

Luther Strange: Former Alabama Attorney General appointed to the U.S. Senate in February by former-Gov. Robert Bentley following Jeff Sessions’ confirmation a U.S. Attorney General.


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