Category: 2016 Primary Election
Alabama voters go to the polls March 1, and there’s a lot more on the ballot than the high-profile presidential race.
In Democratic and Republican primaries, voters will nominate candidates for U.S. Senate and the state’s Public Service Commission president, Supreme Court and Board of Education, plus decide on an amendment.
Voters in Jefferson and Shelby counties will pick nominees for judgeships, school board seats, district attorney and treasurer offices.
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At the Secretary of State Office’s Alabama Votes website, you can look up your assigned polling place and see a list of the districts in which you are eligible to vote. AlabamaVotes.Gov
If you haven’t voted in a while or you’re new to voting, it’s best to check your voter registration status and make sure you are listed as an “active” voter. Registration Information
By Kesha Drexel To vote in Alabama’s March 1 primary, voters must present photo identification or a free Alabama Photo Voter ID card. Forms of identification accepted include a valid Alabama driver’s license or non-driver ID card, a valid state or federal-issued ID, a valid U.S. passport, a valid employee ID from the federal, state,
The duties: The Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office is responsible for managing the cash flow of the county while maintaining transparency with the public. The Treasurer’s Office manages the payroll of county employees, pays county vendors and handles the county’s tax revenue.
The duties: The district attorneys prosecute people indicted on criminal charges and prosecute or defend any civil action in which the state is interested.
The duties: The Jefferson County Deputy Treasurer assists the Jefferson County Treasurer in his or her daily duties, which includes supervising investments, verifying financial risks and presenting financial reports.
Want to know more about the contributions received and expenditures made by a state candidate? You can look at their financial disclosure forms on the Secretary of State Office’s Alabama Votes website. You also can search by contributor to find out which candidates people, companies, and political action committees are supporting through their wallets. Alabama
The duties: The Jefferson County Board of Education is responsible for the second-largest school system in the state and serves schools that are not part of a city school system.
The duties: Circuit Court is the highest court in the county. This seat handles cases Domestic Relations cases.