Category: 2022 Elections
Deadlines to participate in the Nov. 8 election are coming up quickly. Monday is the last day you can register to vote, and absentee deadlines begin the following week. Read more.
Katie Britt easily secured the Republican nomination to Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, defeating U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks with 63% of the vote to his 36.99%. She will face Democratic nominee Will Boyd in the November general election.
Voting in Tuesday’s primary runoffs was light, with turnout of less than 12% statewide and just less than 11% in Jefferson County.
There were few problems at the Jefferson County polls, with the exception of the polling place in the Don Hawkins Park & Recreation Center. No ballots were available when the polls opened at 7 a.m., so election officials kept the polling place open until 8:30 p.m., giving voters who were unable to vote before work the chance to return to post their ballots.
On the Democratic ballot, Yolanda Rochelle Flowers took the nomination for governor over Malika Sanders Fortier, 55.15% to 44.85%. Read more.
Voters go to the polls today to determine the nominees in several offices for which no candidate got a majority of the vote in the May 24 party primaries. The polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. across the state.
The runoff ballots are fairly light. At the top of the Republican ballot is perhaps the most-discussed race in the state this year, for nomination to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring. At the top of the Democratic ballot is nomination to the governor’s race. Candidates who won their party’s nominations for each office will face each other in the general election in November.
One important thing to know about the runoffs is that Alabama bans crossover voting. That means that if you voted in the Republican primary, for instance, you can vote only in the Republican runoff. You cannot vote in one party’s primary and the other party’s runoff. If you didn’t vote in the May 24 primary, though, you can vote in whichever runoff you choose.
If you don’t know where you should go to vote, what ID you need or other information about voting, check out the Voter FAQ in BirminghamWatch’s Runoff Voter Guide. Also in the Voter Guide are candidate profiles and printable sample ballots. Read the Voter Guide.