State Election Breakdown

In less than 24 hours, Alabama voters will be going to the polls to select national, state and local leaders in the midterm elections. Polls will open at 7:00 Tuesday morning and close at 7pm statewide.

At the top of the ballot is the race for governor, where Republican Kay Ivey faces Democrat Walt Maddox. Ivey, who was re-elected Lieutenant Governor four years ago, became governor last year when Robert Bentley was forced to resign. Maddox is the mayor of Tuscaloosa.

Next comes the lieutenant governor’s race that pits Democrat Will Boyd against Republican Will Ainsworth.

For attorney general, incumbent Republican Steve Marshall faces Democrat Joseph Siegelman, the son of former Governor Don Siegelman.

In the race for State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Democrat Bob Vance Jr., whose father was a federal judge assassinated by a pipe bomb back in 1989, faces Republican Tom Parker.

The only other Supreme Court race is for Place Number Four, where Democrat Donna Wesson Smalley faces Republican Jay Mitchell.

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State John Merrill, a native of Heflin, faces Democrat challenger Heather Milam.

Two seats on the Alabama Public Service Commission are up for grabs.

For Place Number One, Democrat Cara McClure faces Republican Jeremy Oden, and for Place Number Two the race pits Democrat Kari Powell against Republican Chris Beeker Jr.

The only other contested statewide race is for auditor, where Democrat Miranda Karrine Joseph faces Republican Jim Zeigler.

Alabama does not have a U.S. Senate race this year. In U.S. House District Three, which covers much of east central Alabama, incumbent Republican Mike Rogers of Saks faces Democrat Mallory Hagan of Opelika. He has represented the area in Congress since 2003; she is a former Miss America and worked as a TV journalist before running for office.

All of the seats in both the Alabama House and Senate are up for grabs every four years.

In State Senate District 12, Republican Del Marsh of Anniston, who serves as president pro tem of the Senate, faces Democratic challenger Jim Williams.

In State House District 29, incumbent Becky Nordgren of Gadsden, a Republican, faces Gadsden Democrat Jared Millican.

In District 32, Democrat incumbent Barbara Boyd of Anniston is being challenged by Republican James Lloyd of Wellborn.

Republican Randy Wood of Saks, who represents House District 36, is in a contest with Nicki Arnold-Swindle, a Democrat from Saks.

Up in District 40, Republican incumbent Koven L. Brown of Jacksonville is being challenged by Pam Howard of Jacksonville.

Four statewide amendments are up for consideration tomorrow.

Amendment One would allow the display of the Ten Commandments on all public property in Alabama.

Amendment Two would endorse the right to life and deny the right to an abortion.

Amendment Three would modify the rules for selecting the Board of Trustees for the University of Alabama, and Amendment Four would remove the requirement for a special election if a member of the Alabama Legislature leaves office with less than a year left in the term.

When you go to the polls tomorrow, you will be required to show a photo ID to prove you are who you say you are. The list of acceptable identifications is now being shown on the screen. If you do not bring one of those to the polls tomorrow, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

Also, a voter without an ID can vote if he or she is positively identified by two election officials as a voter on the poll list who is eligible to vote, and the election officials sign a sworn affidavit.


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