Gov. Phil Bryant has set a special election to fill the Senate seat once held by retired Sen. Merle Flowers.
“The Senate District 19 election will be held Nov. 6 so voters may have a timely opportunity to elect a new senator without bearing the cost of a special election,” Bryant said in a release.
The qualifying deadline for candidates in the DeSoto County district is Oct. 8.
The election date coincides with the general election for president, Congress, judicial seats and other races being held this year.