Gov. Ivey postpones runoffs until July 14; absentee applications now July 9

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday morning that the primary elections scheduled for March 31 have been postponed until July 14 and the last day to apply for an absentee ballot has been set for July 9.

Races on the ballot in Escambia County, Ala., include the Democratic runoff between James Averhart and Kianai A. Gardner for the U.S. House of Representatives' First Congressional District.

On the Republican ticket, Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville will face off in the race for the U.S. Senate; Jerry Carl and Bill Hightower will be in the runoff for th...