Election officials in southwest Alabama are reporting a light turnout for the special election to pick the Republican and Democratic nominees for the 1st Congressional District.
Mobile County election coordinator Kim Tillman says voter turnout has been light across the county, but there has been a better turnout in Bayou La Batre, where there is a runoff for mayor on the ballot. Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell told WALA-TV that the turnout Tuesday should total around 15 to 18 percent.
Nine Republicans and two Democrats are seeking their parties' nominations for the 1st Congressional District. Polls close at 7 p.m.
The congressional seat became vacant last month when Republican Jo Bonner resigned to work for the University of Alabama System.