2022 Alabama Elections

Republicans Back Ivey to Return to Governor’s Seat, GOP Senate Race Headed to Runoff

It looks like Gov. Kay Ivey has won the Republican nomination for governor without a runoff, despite having eight opponents.

At 11 p.m., she had more than 55% of the vote. Lindy Blanchard was a distant second with slightly more than 19% of the vote. Tim James was the only other candidate with double-digit support, clocking in with slightly less than 16% of the vote.

On the Democratic side, it appears Yolanda Rochelle Flowers and Malika Sanders Fortier will face each other in a runoff June 21. They ended the day in a virtual tie with about 33% of the vote each.

The race for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate also appears to be going to a runoff. Katie Britt was the leader with about 45% of the vote, and Mo Brooks trailed with less than 29% of the vote. But she did not get the 50% + 1 votes needed to win the nomination outright.

Wil Boyd easily captured the Democratic nomination with 64% of the vote.

In Jefferson County, Sheriff Mark Pettway appears to have easily won re-nomination with 76% of the vote, and Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson reclaimed her seat with more than 86% of the vote.

The general election will be in November.

Alabama voters also appear have to approved the amendment allowing an $80 million bond issue for state parks on a 3-to-1 ratio.