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Vote 2018: Alabama primary election runoff results

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Vote 2018

Tuesday’s runoff results from state and metro Birmingham races … (Primary results from June 5.)

More election coverage in our Vote 2018 special report.

The general election takes place Nov. 6.

Voter turnout:

  • Alabama: 13 percent
  • Jefferson County: 13 percent
  • Shelby County: 11 percent

Results for Jefferson County and Shelby County.

All races

Winner in red

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Vote 2018: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County primary runoffs

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Vote 2018

The political year is flying by: It’s already time for the state runoff election.

Sample ballots for Jefferson and Shelby Counties are included below. BirminghamWatch has a guide to the remaining candidates in Birmingham-area races.

(For easier viewing, you can download or zoom to full screen with the embedded Jefferson County Democratic runoff ballot.)

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Find your polling place and districts.

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Sample ballots for other counties with runoffs.

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Jefferson County: Democratic ballot

Jefferson County: Republican ballot

Jefferson County 2018 Republican runoff sample ballot

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Shelby County: Republican ballot

Shelby County 2018 Republican runoff sample ballot

Click to enlarge.

Note: No Democratic runoff in Shelby County.

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Vote 2018: Alabama primary election results

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Vote 2018

Election results from today’s primaries in Alabama …

More election coverage in our Vote 2018 special report.

The runoff takes place July 17.

Voter turnout:

  • Alabama: 27 percent
  • Jefferson County: 25 percent
  • Shelby County: 25 percent

Results for Jefferson County and Shelby County.

Democrats

(Contested races only)

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

Republicans

(Contested races only)

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

Facebook

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Vote 2018: Why not cast a ballot?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

The Alabama primaries are under way. Polls are open till 7 tonight for the midterm elections.

Vote 2018

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call Jefferson County: (205) 325-5550, Jefferson County (Bessemer only): (205) 481-4105, Shelby County: (205) 669-3913.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov.

Wade on Birmingham:
election results tonight

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Check out these sample ballots for each county.

You’re voting for U.S. Representative, state (including governor) and county officials.

Who are you voting for today? Tell us in the comments.

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Vote 2018: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County primaries

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Vote 2018

After one of the nation’s wildest Senate races in December, Alabama prepares to hit the polls again on Tuesday.

We have the sample ballots for Jefferson and Shelby Counties for the primaries. (The Jefferson County ballot has 99 versions, one for every sub-district.)

Find your polling place/districts.

The ballot has top state and county offices. And check out the Alabama Voter Guide 2018, with voting procedures and frequently asked questions.

For easier viewing, you can print, download or zoom to full screen with each ballot.

Election Day is Tuesday, with runoffs on July 17.

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Sample ballots for all 67 counties.

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Jefferson County: Democratic ballot

[Mobile version]

Jefferson County: Republican ballot

[Mobile version]

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Shelby County: Democratic ballot

[Mobile version]

Shelby County: Republican ballot

[Mobile version]

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Alabama Voter Guide 2018

[Mobile version]

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Candidate guides:

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Vote 2017: Alabama Senate special election results

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Video: Doug Jones’ victory speech on Tuesday in Birmingham

Hallelujah it’s over! Results from today’s special election for U.S. Senate in Alabama …

Vote 2017More election coverage in our Vote 2017 special report.

(Updating throughout the evening.)

The expected voter turnout statewide was 20 percent to 25 percent. The actual turnout was a whopping 40 percent.

Voter turnout - special Senate election 2017Chart: Voter turnout
Click for full-size version

 

Winner in red

Tweets

This just in on Twitter …

Facebook

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Vote 2017: Jones, Moore and a rapt nation awaits

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Video: NBC News report on the Alabama Senate race

No one could have predicted this.

Vote 2017What was once a sleepy December special election to fill a vacant Senate seat in a deep red state has turned into a national referendum on political parties, sexual harassment and the Trump agenda. Merry Christmas, Alabama.

It all started a month ago with a bombshell Washington Post report citing several Gadsden women approached as teenagers for dates while Roy Moore was in his early 30s. One woman accused him of sexual assault. Moore is the twice-elected, twice-removed Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice on the Republican ticket.

(Or maybe it all started when then-Gov. Bentley picked then-Attorney General Luther Strange in February to fill Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat after Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General.)

National media, pundits, celebrities and at least one late night talk show host have descended on this one-race ballot for 4 weeks. Money has flooded in, turning a surefire Republican victory into a free-for-all, complete with nonstop commercials, flyers, rallies, high-profile interlopers and poll after poll after poll.

Alabama has had an interesting fall.

Oh, and Doug Jones is running for the Democrats. Almost forgot.

At least in 12 hours, this will all be over (save for any voting machine malfunctions, calls for recount or nuclear war).

The polls are open: Voting takes place till 7 p.m. for this one race.

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call Jefferson County: (205) 325-5550, Jefferson County (Bessemer only): (205) 481-4105, Shelby County: (205) 669-3913.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov.

Wade on Birmingham:
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Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203) or Shelby County (205-669-3713).
  • E-mail us at Vote2017[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballot?

A: Here it is …

2017 general election senator sample ballot

Q: What if I need a ride to the polls?

A: Try Carpool Vote, a free service that matches volunteer drivers with voters who need a lift.

Let us know where and when you voted, and how many votes were cast before yours.

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Roy Moore, Doug Jones

Vote 2017: Alabama special primary election results

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Election results from today’s special primary for U.S. Senate in Alabama …

Vote 2017More election coverage in our Vote 2017 special report.

(Updating throughout the evening.)

If needed, the runoff takes place Sept. 26.

Voter turnout statewide was 18 percent; in Jefferson County, 17 percent; in Shelby County, 21 percent. Compare that to the March 2016 primary — the most recent one with a Senate race — to 41 percent statewide, 43 percent in Jefferson County and 50 percent in Shelby County.

Results for Jefferson County and Shelby County.

Democrats

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

Republicans

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

*Dropped out.

Tweets

This just in on Twitter …

Facebook

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Vote 2017: Who will succeed Sen. Sessions?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Voter registration - Alabama Theatre

Photo: Shannon McGee (CC)

President Trump picked Jeff Sessions to lead the Department of Justice earlier this year. Then-Gov. Bentley picked Alabama attorney general Luther Strange to fill his Senate seat until someone called a special election.

Vote 2017We dumped Bentley, and successor Gov. Kay Ivey put this election on the calendar.

Which leads us to today’s special primary.

A mere 16 men and one woman vie for the party nominations. This will be the first primary in which no party crossover voting is allowed between the primary and possible runoff on Sept. 26.

The polls are open: Voting takes place till 7 p.m. for this one race.

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call Jefferson County: (205) 325-5550, Jefferson County (Bessemer only): (205) 481-4105, Shelby County: (205) 669-3913.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov.

Wade on Birmingham:
election results tonight

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday or fill out this online form.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203) or Shelby County (205-669-3713).
  • E-mail us at Vote2017[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Here they are …

Democrat Republican
2017 Democrat senator sample ballot 2017 Republican senator sample ballot

Note: Dom Gentile and Brian McGee dropped out of the race after ballots had been printed.

Let us know where and when you voted, and how many votes were cast before yours.

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Bentley out, Ivey in: newspaper front pages

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

A look at today’s newspapers, with front pages showing Gov. Bentley’s resignation and Kay Ivey’s swearing-in ceremony Monday.

Alabama

Anniston Star

The Anniston Star

Centre Post

The (Centre) Post

Decatur Daily

The Decatur Daily

Dothan Eagle

The Dothan Eagle

Enterprise Ledger

The Enterprise Ledger
(no mention of Bentley or Ivey)

Florence TimesDaily

The (Florence) TimesDaily

Gadsden Times

The Gadsden Times

Montgomery Advertiser

The Montgomery Advertiser

Opelika-Auburn News

The Opelika-Auburn News

Tuscaloosa News

The Tuscaloosa News

Birmingham News

The Birmingham News

Huntsville Times

The Huntsville Times

Mobile Press-Register

(Mobile) Press-Register

Elsewhere

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe

Charleston Post and Courier

The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News

Greenwood Miss. Commonwealth

Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Miami Herald

Miami Herald

New Orleans Times-Picayune

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune

New York Times

The New York Times

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

The Washington Post

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Gov. Bentley resigns in disgrace

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey becomes second female governor of Alabama

Robert Bentley booking page

Booking page for Robert Bentley at the
Montgomery County Jail

Two-term and two-timing governor Robert Bentley was booked at the Montgomery County Jail this afternoon for campaign finance misdemeanors. He then resigned from office.

This morning, the House had begun impeachment hearings on Bentley, following the release of a committee report detailing numerous alleged incidents around the governor and an affair with his aide Rebekah Mason, one that ended his 50-year marriage to Dianne Bentley in 2015.

Among the cataloged misdeeds were bullying staff members, using the state plane for private getaways, illicit texting, ordering law enforcement officers to cover up the scandal and altering public records.

As part of a deal, Bentley pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a 30-day suspended jail sentence, 12 months probation, surrender of $36,912 in campaign funds, about $16,000 in fines and 100 hours of community service. He forfeits all retirement benefits and cannot run for public office again.

Kay Ivey

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, pictured above, will now finish out the term. The next gubernatorial election is in 2018.

It’s been a busy 11 months for Montgomery. In May, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from office for a second time. For this incident, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended him for ethics code violations in regards to enforcing federal rulings on same-sex marriage.

In June, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard was found guilty of violating state ethics rules — including ones he implemented — and later sentenced to 4 years in prison, 8 years probation and a $210,000 fine.

Vote 2016: Alabama general election results

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Vote 2016Our long national nightmare is almost over. As Election Day 2016 winds down, we present the results from today’s races in Alabama and the Birmingham metro area.

More election coverage in our Vote 2016 special report.

Updated Nov. 9: Voter turnout statewide was 61.97 percent.

(Updating throughout the evening.)

 

(Contested races only)

  • D = Democrat | I = incumbent | R = Republican
  • Winner in red

National/state

Local

Amendments

Tweets

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Facebook

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Vote 2016: General election, why the hell not?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
voting booth

Photo: Phgaillard2001 (CC)

Time to vote: Polls are open till 7 tonight for races at the local, state and national levels.

Vote 2016Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call Jefferson County: (205) 325-5550, Jefferson County (Bessemer only): (205) 481-4105, Shelby County: (205) 669-3913.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov.

Wade on Birmingham:
election results tonight

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday or fill out this online form.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit his site, StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203) or Shelby County (205-669-3713).
  • Nationwide: 866-OUR-VOTE (687-8683)
  • E-mail us at Vote2016[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Check out these sample ballots for each county.

You’re voting for president, U.S. Senator and Representative, state and county officials.

Who are you voting for today? Tell us in the comments.

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More Vote 2016 coverage.

Vote 2016: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County general election

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

We’re pretty sure these are the right ballots.

Vote 2016The State of Alabama reprinted 2.7 million ballots earlier this month after omitting language from one of the 14(!) amendments up for our consideration; Secretary of State John Merrill said he didn’t know what the blunder cost.

Anyway, download your sample ballot for Jefferson or Shelby County for the Nov. 8 general election. Good luck, Jefferson County residents: The 364-page PDF contains 91(!!) versions of the four-page ballot to correspond with various overlaps in federal, state, county and city districts.

Also, check out the Alabama Voter Guide, with voting procedures and frequently asked questions.

For easier viewing, you can print, download or zoom to full screen with each ballot.

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Sample ballots for all 67 counties.

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Jefferson County

Shelby County

Alabama Voter Guide 2016

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More Vote 2016 coverage.

Vote 2016: Alabama primary election runoff results

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Today’s runoff results from state and metro Birmingham races … (Primary results from March 1.)

Vote 2016More election coverage in our Vote 2016 special report.

The general election takes place Nov. 8.

 

 

Voter turnout (estimated):

  • Alabama: 5 percent
  • Jefferson County: 3 percent
  • Shelby County: 6 percent

All races

Winner in red

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More Vote 2016 coverage.