“Blaine Galliher served the people of District 30 with honor and integrity, and it’s important to maintain representation of District 30 in the House of Representatives,” Governor Bentley said. “This timeline was designed with several priorities in mind. We want to make sure candidates have time to qualify, we want to make sure voters have time to learn about the candidates, and we want to allow ample time for those who are unable to vote in-person to arrange a vote by absentee ballot. The timeline should also allow sufficient time for the next District 30 representative to be in place in time for the next regular legislative session.”
House District 30 covers portions of Etowah and St. Clair Counties. A special primary election for the District 30 seat will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. If special primary runoff elections are necessary, they will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. If runoff elections are not necessary, the special general election would take place on that day – Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. If runoff elections are necessary on December 11, the special general election will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
Candidates qualifying with major political parties must do so by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The two major political parties are to certify their qualified candidates to the Secretary of State as soon as possible after the qualification deadline, but by no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. All third-party candidates, independent candidates, and/or minor party candidates seeking ballot access are advised that their deadline for filing the appropriate notification, petitions, or supporting paperwork with the Secretary of State shall be Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at 5 p.m.