2018 Elections

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Coming Up for Runoffs: Who Is on the Ballot?

Voters have until July 12 to apply to cast an absentee ballot in the July 17 runoffs and until July 16 to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot, except for voters who are overseas. Their deadline is election day.

The deadline to register to vote in the July 17 runoffs passed Monday.

This is the first runoff under the statewide no crossover rule. Voters who voted a ballot for one party in the June 5 primary cannot switch for the runoff and vote the other party’s ballot.

Those voting in the Jefferson County Republican runoff have six statewide races to decide on July 17. There are no local races on the ballot.

Will Ainsworth and Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh are competing to run as the Republican nominee for the lieutenant governor’s race in November. At that time, they will face Democratic candidate Will Boyd

Troy King and Steve Marshall are vying for the Republican nomination to the Attorney General’s Office. The winner will face Democrat Joseph Siegelman in the November election.

For the associate justice of the Supreme Court, Place No. 1, Brad Mendheim and Sarah Hicks Stewart are competing to win the Republican nomination. The winner of the Republican nomination is likely to take the seat, since there are no Democrats on the ballot November.

Christy Olinger Edwards and Michelle Manley Thomas are vying to win the Republican nomination for the state Court of Civil Appeals, Place 1. There is no Democrat running in November.

In the Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 race, Rich Anderson and Chris McCool are competing for the nomination. There is no Democrat running in November.

And in the race for commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, Gerald Dial and Rick Pate are hoping to win the nomination and run for the office in November. There is no Democrat running in November.

In the Shelby County runoff, the same races are on the ballot plus one local race. Phillip Bahakel and Patrick Kennedy are running against each other for the nomination as a circuit court judge in the 18th judicial. In this race, winning the nomination is tantamount to winning the race, since there is no Democrat running in the general election.

There is no runoff in the Democratic party in Shelby County.

There are, however, Democratic runoffs in Jefferson County.

In the race for District Court judge, Place 3, Pamela Wilson Cousins faces Lashunta “Shun” White-Boler. The race for District Court judge, Place 9, is between Kechia Davis and Debra Weston-Pickens. Republican candidate Davis Lawley is challenging the Democrats for Place 3, but no Republican is running for Place 9.

Jackie Anderson-Smith and Eyrika L. Parker are in the Democratic runoff for Jefferson County Circuit Clerk. The winner will face Republican Phillip Brown in November.

In the race for Jefferson County Sheriff, Wilson Hale and Mark L. Pettway are facing each other in the Democratic runoff. The winner will face Republican Mike Hale in November.

Voters also will choose between George F. Bowman Sr. and Lashunda Scales for the Jefferson County Commission District 1 seat. Sandra Little Brown and Sheila Tyson are competing for the District 2 seat on the commission. No Republican will be on the November ballot for either seat.

Also on some ballots, voters will choose between Jacqueline Gray Miller and Neil Rafferty to represent them in District 54 of the Alabama House. The two will face independent challenger Joseph Casper Baker III on the November ballot, but no Republican qualified for the race.