2022 Elections

Voters Go Back to the Polls Tuesday to Decide the Fate of Candidates in the Primary Runoffs

UPDATE: The polling place in the Don Hawkins Park & Recreation Center, on Roebuck Boulevard, will remain open for voting until 8:30 p.m. The hours were extended because ballots were not available at the polling place when it opened at 7 a.m.

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.

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, whether your voter registration is active or need other information about the election, check out the Voter FAQ in BirminghamWatch’s Runoff Voter Guide. Also in the Voter Guide are candidate profiles and printable sample ballots.

Democratic Primary Runoff Candidates

Republican Primary Runoff Candidates

Voter FAQ

Results From the May 24 Primary

Sample Ballots for Jefferson and Shelby Counties

Democratic Party Runoff Ballot, Jefferson County

Republican Party Runoff Ballot, Jefferson County

Democratic Party Runoff Ballot, Shelby County

Republican Party Runoff Ballot, Shelby County