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The office of constable will be on Nov. 4 ballot

The office of constable will be contested in this election cycle, the Ledger-Enquirer has learned

J.W. Brannen, chair of the Russell County Democratic Executive Committee, said he recently learned that constables will be on the ballot for the general election on Nov. 4 and candidates must qualify for party nominations by the deadline.

Russell County Republicans must qualify by Friday at 5 p.m. EDT. Democractic Party candidates have until 5 p.m. April 4.

In Alabama, a constable is traditionally elected in each precinct, a subdivision of a county. The office has largely been abandoned in many counties, including Russell County where constables have few real duties.

The qualifying fee for constables is $15.