Alabama has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, June 5. Bookmark/share these voter resources and know the quick facts going into election day. There are also a few key races noted, with the names of the Democratic candidates and links to their campaign websites.
Alabama Voter Resources
Registration deadline: May 21, 2018
Confirm your voter registration: https://iwillvote.com/
Info for overseas/military voters here
Absentee voting info here
Find your polling place here
Check Voter ID requirements here
Alabama Politics Quick Facts
– No Senators are up for re-election in 2018
– All 7 House Representatives are up for re-election
– Voted +28 for Trump in 2016
– Partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
State Senate 26 (R) – 7 (D) – 1 (I) plus one vacant seat
State House 70 (R) – 32 (D) plus three vacant seats
The sitting governor, Kay Ivey, is running for re-election. The candidates in the Democratic primary are:
The current attorney general, who is running in the primary, was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley (who shortly thereafter resigned) after Luther Strange was appointed to Congress (until he lost the special election primary to Roy Moore.) The Democratic candidates are:
STATE SUPREME COURT
Five of the state Supreme Court justices must stand for election in November. Importantly, that includes the Chief Justice position. The Democratic candidate is:
Bob Vance – website
All 35 seats in the Senate are up for re-election this year. Democrats would need to flip 10 seats to win control. A list of the districts with re-elections and the candidates running for those seats can be found here.
All 105 seats in the House are up for re-election this year. Democrats need to flip 10 seats to break the Republican supermajority in the House. A list of the candidates running for the House can be found here.
NOTE: If you’re unsure which state district you’re in, type in your address at Open States to get that info.
A Final Note
For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: Alabama Elections 2018. You can enter your address at 411Vote to see a sample ballot. To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the STATE Democrats.
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