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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

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Vote 2016: General election, why the hell not?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
voting booth

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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.

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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 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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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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Vote 2016: Municipal election runoff results for Jefferson, Shelby Counties

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Video: Fairfield mayoral runoff

Happy Vice Presidential Debate Day! Or, as it’s known around here, municipal runoff election day. Residents of five cities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties made their final picks for mayor:

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  • Chelsea: Tony Picklesimer;
  • Fairfield: Edward May II;
  • Graysville: Clark Julio Davis;
  • Hueytown: Steve Ware;
  • Trussville: Buddy Choat.

The general election takes place Nov. 6.

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Vote 2016: Ballot harvest for October

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Register to vote

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Birmingham-area voters have a couple of elections this month as a prelude to the big ballot on Nov. 8.

Wade on Birmingham - Vote 2016Tuesday: Residents will pick mayors in these runoffs from August’s municipal elections:

  • Chelsea: Dale Neuendorf and Tony Picklesimer;
  • Fairfield: Edward May II and Johnnie Wyatt;
  • Graysville: Clark Julio Davis and Mary Sue Morgan;
  • Hueytown: Delor Baumann and Steve Ware;
  • Trussville: Buddy Choat and Anthony Montalto.

Also, city council runoff elections will take place in various suburbs. The winners will be sworn in Nov. 7.

Weld for Birmingham has a list of runoff candidates by city.

Oct. 18: Birmingham residents will vote for officers of the 99 neighborhood associations. The officers serve 2-year terms.

For more information on polling places, call Community Resource Services at (205) 297-8192. Or contact your neighborhood association president.

Polls will be open on both days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Vote 2016: Municipal election results for Jefferson, Shelby Counties

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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It’s an election day, but not the Election Day, across Alabama.

Mayoral race winners from today for cities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties:

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Adamsville: Pam Cairns Palmer
Alabaster: Marty Handlon
Argo: Betty M. Bradley
Brighton: Brandon Dean
Center Point: Tom Henderson
Cordova: Drew Gilbert
Fultondale: Jim Lowery
Harpersville: Don Greene
Homewood: Scott McBrayer
Hoover: Frank Brocato
Irondale: Charles Moore
Leeds: David Miller
Lipscomb: Brenda Renz
Midfield: Gary Richardson
Montevallo: Hollie C. Cost
Morris: Joe Pylant
Mulga: W. Keith Varner
Pelham: Gary Waters
Pinson: Hoyt Sanders
Pleasant Grove: Jerry Brasseale
Tarrant: Loxcil B. Tuck
Trafford: Lee Motes
Vestavia Hills: Ashley C. Curry
Warrior: Johnny Ragland
Westover: Larry Riggins
Wilton: Jessica Smitherman Martin

Runoffs:

  • Chelsea: Dale Neuendorf and Tony Picklesimer
  • Fairfield: Edward May II and Johnnie Wyatt
  • Graysville: Clark Julio Davis and Mary Sue Morgan
  • Hueytown: Delor Baumann and Steve Ware
  • Trussville: Buddy Choat and Anthony Montalto

Runoffs take place Oct. 4.

The general election takes place Nov. 8.

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Vote 2016: Municipal elections today

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Voting, by Liz West

Surprise. You may be voting for your city officials today without realizing it.

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Polls open at 7 a.m. in 50 towns across Jefferson and Shelby Counties. Voters will select mayors and council members in these municipal races.

The precincts close at 7 p.m. Runoff races, if needed, will be held on Oct. 4.

Cities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties holding elections today:

Adamsville
Alabaster
Argo
Brighton
Brookside
Calera
Cardiff
Center Point
Chelsea
Clay
Columbiana
Cordova
County Line
Fairfield
Fultondale
Gardendale
Graysville
Harpersville
Hayden
Helena
Homewood
Hoover
Hueytown
Indian Springs Village
Irondale
Kimberly
Leeds
Lipscomb
Maytown
Midfield
Montevallo
Moody
Morris
Mountain Brook
Mulga
North Johns
Pelham
Pinson
Pleasant Grove
Sumiton
Sylvan Springs
Tarrant
Trafford
Trussville
Vestavia Hills
Vincent
Warrior
Westover
Wilsonville
Wilton

The madness that is the national Election Day is Nov. 8.

Also:

Video: WIAT-42 report on last week’s Hoover mayoral forum

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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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Vote 2016: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County primary runoffs

Friday, April 8th, 2016

A handful of voters will visit the polls next week to decide the runoff races in Alabama. Some districts — but not all — in the 41 counties holding runoff elections will have contests.

Vote 2012Sample ballots for Jefferson and Shelby Counties are included below. Birmingham Watch 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 2016 Republican runoff sample ballot

Shelby County: Republican ballot

Shelby County 2016 Republican runoff sample ballot

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Vote 2016: Alabama primary election results

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Alabama 2016 presidential primary chart

Chart: Alabama presidential primary 2016

Election results from today’s primaries in Alabama and the Birmingham metro area …

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

(Updating throughout the evening.)

The runoff takes place April 12.

 

Voter turnout:

  • Alabama: 41 percent
  • Jefferson County: 43 percent
  • Shelby County: 50 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

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Vote 2016: Alabama v. Apathy: Dawn of Super Tuesday

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

American flag, by James Willamor

Photo: James Willamor (CC)

Look at Alabama, the early bird getting the political worm all thanks to today’s primary. Twelve other states and American Samoa are participating in Super Tuesday, a k a the SEC Primary.

Vote 2016The polls are open: Voting takes place till 7 p.m. for candidate in national, state and local races.

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.

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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 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 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, state and county officials, plus a statewide amendment.

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

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Vote 2016: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County primaries

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Download general election sample ballots
for Jefferson, Shelby Counties

Voting registration deadline Monday

Alabamians will have a shot at shaping the presidential race for 2016.

Vote 2012With an early SEC Primary on March 1, Alabama will be among 14 states and territories holding elections on Super Tuesday. Also on the ballot, a Senate race, several state and county races and an state amendment.

Citizens still have time to register to vote, either online (for the first time) or by handing in this PDF form. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday for online submission or end of business Monday at the county Board of Registrar offices for hand-delivered forms.

To help you see the full candidate list for your district, we’ve included sample ballots for Jefferson and Shelby Counties for the primaries. (The Jefferson County ballots, 32 pages and 46 pages, include versions for every district.)

Also included is the Alabama Voter Guide, which has information on voting procedures and frequently asked questions.

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

Primary elections take place March 1 across the state.

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Find your polling place and districts.

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Sample ballots for all 67 counties.

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Jefferson County: Democratic ballot

Jefferson County: Republican ballot

Shelby County: Democratic ballot

Shelby County: Republican ballot

Alabama Voter Guide 2016

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The Birmingham channel: A light dusting of fun

Monday, January 25th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Snow flurries in Birmingham. From Randy and Anna.

ESPN feature on Paul Finebaum caller Phyllis from Mulga. From ESPN.

A rainy fall day at Black Creek Park in Fultondale. From Joey Prestley.

A Rodan and Fields sales meeting earlier this month at the Birmingham Marriott (our vertical video of the week). From Emily Pennington.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks last week at Boutwell Auditorium. From Bernie Sanders.

“Rick and Bubba” producer Chris Adler goes to the Bernie Sanders campaign event. From Rick and Bubba.

Oakland heavy metal band Machine Head performs “Descend the Shades of Night” in December at Saturn in Avondale. From Mr. Gamma.

California rock band Eagles of Death Metal performs in September at Iron City on Southside. From esmith2785.

Promo for Birmingham startup Swoul Food. From SmartShoot Global.

“Pray for My City” by Keli, Big Bang, Whittni and Willie. From kenxlmusic.

Megan at Pump It Up last week in Pelham. From Anupam Agarwal.

Atlanta artists Ferragamo Frost and Finesse Team perform at Onyx Lounge in Smithfield. From Dapper Donn.

RV travel vloggers head to Birmingham, wandering around downtown and up to Vulcan. From Wanderlust Estate.

RV travel vloggers visit Rickwood Field and the Civil Rights District while chatting with a homeless man. From Wanderlust Estate.

Birmingham metalcore band Would You Kindly? performs “Sarcophagus” at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Grow Visuals.

UAB student Ophelia Johnson earns a Marshall Scholarship, the second in school history. From UAB News.

A video being shot on location at night in North Birmingham (our other vertical video of the week). From Blackpower Nbham.

More snow from Thursday in Birmingham. From Bill Levey.

A look at “Tuxedo Junction,” a musical based on the early life of legendary jazz musician and Birmingham native, Erskine Hawkins. From Birmingham Children’s Theatre.

Promotional video for Birmingham’s Down in Front Productions. From Down in Front Productions.

San Francisco band the Dodos performs “Ohio” last week at Daniel Day Gallery in Lakeview. From Mark V Media.

Swedish metal band Sabaton performs in October 2014 at Iron City on Southside. From Jeremy Ingram.

Monster Jam earlier this month at the Legacy Arena. From jshlacoste06.

A look at Birmingham-based medical products company Movi. From Telegraph Creative.

Birmingham alt-rock band the Heavy Hearts performs earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From the Nick.

David Fleming of REV Birmingham speaks at January’s Junior League meeting. From the Junior League of Birmingham.

Atlanta metal band Hounds performs in November at the Syndicate Lounge. From ShowDown5.

The DigiTour Slaybells Ice in December at Iron City. From Corin Bischoff.

A teaser for Five-Star Fitness’ 21 Days of Hell program. From Jason Flakes.

Flying into Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport at Thanksgiving on a Cessna. From billinga.

A sermon from Joyful News Christian Church in North Birmingham. From Torlise Atkins.

Boston alt-rock band Guster performs “Demons” in February at Iron City. From treser62.

Short film shot in Birmingham, set to “Jealousy” by Roy Wood$. From Ty Obsxura.

Birmingham-Southern men’s basketball beats Thomas More in November’s Coach Connor Classic. From Anthony Wireman.

Commercial for the Ex-Your-Size fitness program from More Than Conquerors Faith Church in Woodland Park. From Posey Visual Arts.

Chartwell Dutiro performs in October at Trim Tab Brewing on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jeffrey Baer.

Jacob Barnett speaks at August’s Ignite Conference at the Alys Stephens Center, an event focusing on special needs advocacy. From Kulturecity.

Mountain Brook Junior High teachers give a shout out to speaker Josh Ochs. From Safe Smart Social.

The Birmingham Youth Fellowship Choir performs in July at the Titusville AOH Church of God. From uspostman.

The Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir performed at the Gospel Music Workshop of America convention in Atlanta in 1984, the first predominantly white group to do so. A crowdfunding campaign could bring the California-based performers back to the event, this summer in Birmingham. From Ray Thompson.

Tim Alexander addresses members of the Birmingham City Council on transportation access for everyone. From Joey Watson.

A promo for Birmingham Kickball. From Cardboard Titanics.

Center Point dance group Birmingham Slayers performs its routine, “King of the Stand Battle” by Poppy Colon. From Morgan Grace Films.

Downtown shenanigans, with bonus drone footage. From Rogelio Hernandez.

Footage from Birmingham locales, plus Muscle Shoals. From Mikey Rockwell.

Documentary “The Bessemer Cutoff” follows Jar’Derrica Kidd, 19, as she speaks on outsiders’ misconceptions of the city and how they affected her perceptions of herself and her peers. From Dillon Hayes.

Tanisha Iman performs at the third annual Transgender Day of Remembrance in November at Covenant Community Church in Center Point. From Maliek Powell.

Promo for Birmingham artist Vibez. From Chasity Herron.

The Psychedelic Furs performs “Heaven” in November at Iron City. From Barry Crane.

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