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Byrne, Young face off Tuesday

Published 9:21pm Monday, November 4, 2013

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to determine who will be the Republican candidate for the open U.S. House of Representatives, District 1, seat.

The two Republicans who will be on the ballot are Bradley Byrne and Dean Young. Byrne and Young advanced to the Nov. 5 runoff election by finishing as the top two candidates among nine Republicans in the Sept. 24 primary election.

The winner of the Nov. 5 election will advance to the general election on Dec. 17, where he will face Democratic candidate Burton LeFlore and independent candidate James Hall.

This year’s special election was necessary after Jo Bonner resigned from his congressional seat in early August. The seat has been vacant since.

Tuesday’s polls will be open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Voters must have a form of identification, such as a driver’s license, in order to vote.

Voters should vote at their regular polling locations, which are listed on their county voter registration cards. Any voters who are unsure if they are registered, or have a question about where to vote, can call the Board of Registrars at (251) 867-0243.

The winner of the Dec. 17 special election will complete Bonner’s remaining term, and then immediately face re-election in 2014.

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