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Special Election on Tuesday in Madison County House District 10

There is a special election in Alabama House of Representatives District 10 today. This is a special general election NOT a party primary so every registered voter goes to the polls today.

Professional counselor Marilyn Lands (D) faces Madison City Councilman Teddy Powell in Tuesday's special election.

This seat was previously held by Republican David Cole who resigned after pleading guilty to election fraud for voting in a precinct in which he did not live. Alabama Democrats have targeted this seat as a likely pickup.

Powell has served two terms on the Madison City Council, has owned a number of small businesses, and was formerly an employee of the city of Madison.

Lands is running on a strong pro-choice platform including the repeal of Alabama's pro-;ofe constitutional amendment. She has the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Southeast. She is also staunchly opposed to Alabama's permitless carry law, favors a number of restrictions on gun owners and has the endorsement of Every Town for Gun Safety.

Powell says that he is a lifelong Republican and a longtime resident of Madison who brings a "passion for service and dedication to the community" and aims to bring the successes of the City of Madison to the State House.

Powell has a Bachelors of Business Administration and Finance degree from Birmingham Southern College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Lands received 45% of the vote in a failed bid for this office in 2022; but was defeated by Cole.

As only Powell and Lands qualified to run in this race there was not a Republican or a Democratic special primary.

District 10 is entirely in Madison County.

Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm

To participate in any Alabama election, voters must bring a valid photo ID with them to the polls and must vote at their assigned polling place. There is no same day voter registration in Alabama.

Since this is a one race special election right during the Easter holiday low turnout is anticipated so every vote could prove to be decisive.

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