The Alabama primary runoff election is in two short weeks. Depending upon which primary you voted in, in March, you may or may not have an opportunity to vote in the runoff election. This process can be confusing but ultimately isn’t too hard to understand. Alabama prohibits “crossover” voting; meaning that if you voted in one party’s primary, you cannot switch parties to vote in the other party’s runoff election.
In March, the Democratic and Republican parties held their primary election. In the U.S. Senate race, Senator Doug Jones ran unopposed and secured the Democratic nomination. Several candidates appeared on the Republican ballot, but ultimately none produced enough votes to win the Alabama Republican candidacy outright. Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville both secured enough votes to land a spot in the runoff election.
If you voted in the Republican Primary in March or didn’t vote at all, you can vote in the Republican runoff election on July 14. The main race making headlines is the GOP Senate runoff between Tuberville and Sessions, but there is also a race for Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Place 2 between Beth Kellum and Will Smith, and for voters living in District 1, there will also be a place to cast a vote for a member of the Madison County Commission. The runoff is between Tom Brandon and Tim McNeese, and it is only for voters in District 1.
If you voted in the Democratic Party primary in March, there is only one race on the Democratic ballot in Madison County, and it only applies to voters in County Commission District 6. Those voters will chose between JesHenry Malone and Violet Edwards.
Here is additional guidance from Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger:
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By Sam Smythe