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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

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Note: No Democratic runoff in Shelby County.

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The Birmingham channel: Meat of the matter

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

A look at Birmingham in videos …

The Miller Steam Plant near Quinton. From Go West USA.

Birmingham country singer Trey Lewis performs in June at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Trey Lewis.

Part of the 1992 Iron Bowl at Legion Field. From Dpjr Bentford.

Checking out the monthly Cast Iron Bowl-O-Rama at Sloss Furnaces. From Happenin’s in the ‘Ham.

Talking with Willie Williams Jr. about North Birmingham art gallery Studio 2500. From 99 Voices.

A look at the Birmingham Bar Association in 2017. From Birmingham Bar Association.

Dashcam footage of I-20/59 southbound to downtown. From 601 Travels.

SuicideGirls check out Birmingham in April. From Torie Suicide.

The last day of classes at UAB. From Dustin Harrelson.

Promo for the Live2Lead leadership conference in October at Regions Field downtown. From Richard Mobley | Seven Four.

Ariel Banfalvy of St. Petersburg’s A and G Dance Academy performs at January’s Intrigue Dance Intensive competition at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown, winning Teen Improv. From AriBear503.

Stunt car and helicopter in a scene filmed downtown for the action movie “Live” (our vertical video of the week). From Timothy A. Taylor.

Dashcam footage of a traffic stop by Birmingham Police on I-459. From Serik186.

Soccer: Birmingham Hammers vs. Tri-City FC Otters in June in Johnson City, Tenn. From Tri-Cities FC Otters.

Highlights from Funk Fest in June at Legion Field. From Shout N 2 the Void Media S.

Oakland rapper Too Short performs at Funk Fest. From Fanga Man.

Atlanta producer Zaytoven promoting the movie “Birds of a Feather.” From Brandon Gantt.

A Center Point creek (our other vertical video of the week). From Madd1966dh.

Walking around Meadow Brook. From Paul P.

The view from the back seat at night (our other other vertical video of the week). From Ren 8 Rbg L-Rated.

Joe Calamusa, managing director of the University of Alabama Sales Program, speaks to Southern Company employees on internal entrepreneurship in June. From Joe Calamusa.

Seattle power pop band Supercrush performs “I Don’t Want to Be Sad Anymore” in June at Seasick Records in Crestwood. From Seasick Records.

Birmingham city council member and Jefferson County Commission candidate Sheila Tyson on local TV show “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham. From Our Issues Birmingham.

CB action from Birmingham. From Charlie Brown.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels awards $100,000 to two doctors at Children’s of Alabama on Southside. From Hyundai Hope on Wheels 2017.

Drone footage of Forest Park. From Dunlap Productions.

Minneapolis rapper Dessa performs in June at Saturn in Avondale. From Actress Gabrielle.

Ad for a Community Reinvestment Act data analyst at a Birmingham bank. From Johnson Search Group.

Animated fly-through of Bruno Cancer Center at St. Vincent’s on Southside. From TresD 3D Renderings and Animations.

Hollywood rock band Black Veil Brides performs in April at Iron City on Southside. From Galactic Peacock Video Productions.

Web series “Carnivorous” visits Birmingham with stops at El Barrio, Bettola, Hot and Hot Fish Club and Highlands Bar and Grill. From Cafeteria Films.

Promo for Homewood’s Covenant Presbyterian Church summer choir. From Covenant Presbyterian Church.

How Southside’s Independent Presbyterian Church works with adults with mild to moderate memory loss. From IPC Birmingham.

Visiting Birmingham, including a trip to Yo’ Mama’s downtown and flying a drone. From Lecture Fan.

Promo for free training in using handguns later this month. From Warrior Works.

Walking downtown. From Edward Cabeza.

A look at Thrive Clay Studio in Lakeview. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for John Carroll Catholic High School in Homewood. From Billy Ivey.

A drone ball drop at Pine Tree Country Club in Irondale. From Computer Center of North America.

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The Birmingham channel: Kick up your heels

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Barons pitcher Spencer Adams ends the top of the seventh inning with his sixth strikeout against the Chattanooga Lookouts in May at Regions Field downtown. From Minor League Baseball.

Checking out the second annual I Am a Father 5k race earlier this month at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From I Am a Father 5K.

Michigan State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham partner on research for diabetic retinopathy, a diabetes complication that affects the eyes. From Webs Edge Health.

Commercial for Hawthorne at Lake Heather apartments in Inverness, Hoover. From Hawthorne Residential Parnters.

New York pop singer Max performs in May at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Feesa.

Hanging out at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover. From Cody Gremlin.

Commercial for Alabama House candidate Jacqueline Gray Miller. From Dub Dynasty Ent.

Birmingham rapper BMR DeeMan performs in May at Diamonds of Birmingham Gentlemen’s Club in in Brighton. From BMR DeeMan TV.

English rock band Asking Alexandria performs “Into the Fire” in April at Iron City on Southside (our vertical video of the week). From Miguel Romero.

Tarrant’s Corey Patrick goes viral for photo of him taking the bus to high school graduation ceremony. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Highlights from country band Florida Georgia Line in 2014 at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Massive Music.

A patriotic number from May’s Birmingham Dance Theatre recital at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Karen Briley.

Dancers perform to “Good Old Days.” From Karen Briley.

Dancers perform “For My Help.” From Karen Briley.

Summer family fun at the Birmingham Zoo. From Scotty Boy Homie.

Actor-singer Hayley Kiyoko talks with fans in March. From Feesa.

Investigating the zeppelin mooring mast on the Thomas Jefferson Tower downtown. From al.com.

Canadian TV station received in Birmingham (our other vertical video of the week). From Local and DX Radio.

Dashcam (and rearcam) footage of driving at U.S. 280 and Shelby County 41. From Vear Experts.

Looking forward to Birmingham’s new pro football team. From New Dish on the Stove.

A Lamborghini and a Shelby GT350 at a car meetup in Cahaba Heights, Vestavia Hills. From Biv3 Media.

Wesley Wade of Energen speaks on “The Effort to Keep Millennials” at May’s Disrupt HR Birmingham event at Innovation Depot downtown. From Disrupt HR.

Highlights from the 28th annual Society of Black Academic Surgeons meeting in April at the Westin Birmingham downtown with UAB as host. From Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh.

Driving around Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Wilmer C.

Highlight reel for Leeds forward Jeffrey Nolen Jr. From Jeffrey Nolen Jr.

A look at Trips for Kids, a nonprofit organization that offers mountain bike outings and environmental education. From Cycling Talk.

Huntsville rapper Young Rippa performs in May at Zydeco on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Young Rippa #ripnation.

That time a teenager stole a MAX bus with Birmingham police in pursuit … From WVTM-13 News.

Oak Mountain State Park featured in an episode of Alabama Public Television show “Discovering Alabama.” From Discovering Alabama.

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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.


(Contested races only)

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue


(Contested races only)

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue


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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.

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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

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Alabama Voter Guide 2018

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Candidate guides:

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The Birmingham channel: We will control the horizontal

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Hopping a train in Irondale to Atlanta and Greenville, S.C. From John E. Ringo.

Training program Innovate Birmingham holds its April graduation ceremony at Alabama Power downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Video announcements for New Life Birmingham church in Huffman. From New Life Bham.

Portland indie rock band Modest Mouse performs “Cowboy Dan” in April at Sloss Furances. From Rachael Tierney.

Louisiana high school student De’Jeune’ Richardson recites the poem “The Ballad of Birmingham” by Dudley Randall, her entry for April’s Poetry Out Loud national competition in Washington. From Nola.com.

DC power pop band Jukebox the Ghost performs “Colorful” in April at Seasick Records in Crestwood North. From ItisRael.

Kids perform a rap inspired by the book “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.” From Toucranium Inc.

Members of California State University – Bakersfield read Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” From the Runner.

David Traylor of City Hardwoods in Oxmoor discusses table saw safety. From City Hardwoods.

Birmingham hip-hop artist Bo the Great performs. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Williamstown, Mass., band Misty Blues performs “Will My Blues” in April at the Nick on Southside. From Roger Stephenson.

Talking with James Lewis of Bettola Italian restaurant in Pepper Place in Lakeview. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile performs “What Can I Say” in 2012 at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Brent Huss.

Promo for the Greystone subdivision in Hoover. From Best of U.S. Homes Birmingham.

A 1964 report on civil rights struggles in Birmingham. From Hezakya Newz and Music.

Promo for New Birth Birmingham church in the Killbough Springs neighborhood. From Danny Kang Austin.

Matches from the 2018 Birmingham Open judo tournament in April at Spain Park High School in Hoover. From Charlie.

Birmingham attorney and state House candidate Jerome Dees on local TV show “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham.

Curtis Manning, associate professor at Nunez Community College in New Orleans, discusses the civil rights movement in Birmingham and Albany, Ga. From Curtis Manning.

Memphis’ Team Thad plays in an April basketball tournament at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From Ultimate Highlights.

A look at the 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in April at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From IndyCar.

“One of the most gorgeous road courses in the country.” From Arpukiense.

Katie Hargitt reports on the Honda Indy Grand Prix. From IndyCar.

A return trip to Birmingham to visit Five Points South and Frank Fleming’s sculpture the Storyteller. From Tia M. Grubb.

Dining out at Ranch House Family Restaurant in Vestavia Hills. From Best of U.S. Homes Birmingham.

A virtual train in Birmingham from app “Trainz Simulator 2.” From Deep South Railfan.

Slow-motion footage in and around Railroad Park downtown. From Take It Digital.

Promo for the Comrade Challenge at Squad Fitness. From Squad Fitness.

Visiting Kelly Ingram Park, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and other places around town. From Romina.

Troy University students examine the Birmingham Pledge. From Troy TrojanVision.

Alabama’s GOP gubernatorial debate in April at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From American News.

Maureen McCann of Spartan Invest in Five Points South discusses turnkey rental properties on the Birmingham Real Estate Investors Association podcast. From AlaREIA.

Atlanta heavy metal band Mastodon performs in 2002 at the Boiler Room in Smithfield. From Adam Corso.

April launch party for Nexus Fitness in Homewood. From Nexus Fitness.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on becoming an electrician. From CHK Marketing.

Stand battle: Dancing Dolls of Birmingham vs. Divas of Olive Branch (Miss.). From Dancing Dolls.

A windy day at the Birmingham Zoo (our vertical video of the week). From the X Brothers.

Up close with animals and birds at the Birmingham Zoo. From Galaxy Cat 4242.

Dothan artist OG Biggie performs at Zydeco on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From OG Biggie.

Time-lapse dashcam footage of driving from Birmingham to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. From Relative Rest.

Time-lapse dashcam footage of driving from Columbus, Ga., to Sloss Furnaces and downtown Birmingham. From Relative Rest.

Jefferson County Commission member Sandra Little Brown on local TV show “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham.

Playing “Grand Theft Auto V” as a Birmingham police officer. From Ray J Gamer.

The Glow app launch party in 2016 at Cahaba Brewing Company in East Avondale. From TNR Creative.

The finish line for March’s Rumpshaker 5K at Regions Field downtown. From Best Times Event Timing.

College ultimate: Ole Miss Hydra vs. Alabama Yellowhammer at March’s Magic City Invite tournament at Sports Blast in North Shelby County. From Hydra Ultimate.

How to sign up for the Birmingham Marriott Business Council’s Relay for Life team. From Jonathan McKinney.

Lots of bricks at the Lego Store at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover (our other other vertical video of the week). From Coldwater Bricks.

Rodney Watson, Jefferson County Commission candidate: “This is poverty. … Birmingham, it’s a mess.” From District Three.

Baseball: Birmingham Thunderbolts 06 vs. Premier Fastpitch 12U at the USSSA St. Patty’s Day “Pot of Gold” Invitational in Atlanta. From Dwayne Hubbard.

Promo for lofts at the Iris at City Federal downtown. From Danny Kang Austin.

Celebrating becoming a home owner. From TNR Creative.

Driving along I-65 and I-20/59 through downtown (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Mateo Alvaromateo Mateo.

After a screening of “The Conscience of America: Birmingham’s Fight for Civil Rights,” New York’s Hunter College holds a discussion with David Hodges, anthropology professor, and Brent Leggs, director at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. From Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

Birmingham Giants’ Brody Flack at bat. From Gotta Luv 48.

Feature on TEDxBirmingham in March at Alys Stephens Center on Southside. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Train in Trussville. From Carson Bean.

Train downtown. From Julio Almeida.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

Another train. From Rhett Robinson.

A fun trip to our city, including Sloss Furnaces, Red Mountain Park and the Birmingham Zoo. From Who Liaa.

Commercial for Service Tech in Glen Iris. From Thryv Video Channel.

Singing at the March for Our Lives protest in March downtown. From Hunter Coke.

Cross-country cycling at Oak Mountain State Park. From Head Snap.

Singing praise (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Wendy S. Tuck.

Attorney Brian Law gives tips for employees. From Noble Law.

How to take part in the 2018 Fox 6 Kids and Jobs program. From the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services.

A class on “The U.S. Civil Rights Movement and Its Place in History,” focusing on events including the bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. From Human-Kind Productions.

Scott Douglas of Greater Birmingham Ministries speaks in November at a stop on the Alabama Learning Tour at City Hall downtown. From Neighborhood Funders Group.

Hanging at March’s Alabama Comic Con at the BJCC South Exhibition Hall downtown. From Cody Gremlin.

A birthday outing to Alabama Comic Con. From Whitaker Family Vlogs

Cosplay at Alabama Comic Con (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jordan Franklin.

Scenes from Alabama Comic Con. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Actor Jason David Frank meets fans (our final vertical video of the week). From Greg Peak.

Checking out the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Lobotomix’s Monthly Showcase in February at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Jay Dexter 2.

Commercial for Gardendale real estate agent Kelley Shaw Smith. From Kelley Shaw Smith.

Speakers on German company Evonik’s $50 million expansion in Birmingham. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Independence Day fireworks on Red Mountain. From Outlaw Films.

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