Alabama primary runoff dates postponed in response to COVID-19

Gov. Kay Ivey has postponed Alabama’s upcoming primary runoff between Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville due to COVID-19 concerns.

The election was originally scheduled for March 31 but will now be held July 14.

Ivey made the announcement in a March 18 press conference.

“[Holding the election] means we would be taking a human health risk just having people standing in line to vote,” she said. “I’m also aware that our faithful poll workers are often retired and among those who have the highest risk with this disease.” (TAB)