Decision 2020

Hatcher wins Democratic primary runoff in Senate District 26 race

Alabama state Rep. Kirk Hatcher won the special Democratic primary runoff election for the state Senate’s District 26 seat.

  Barry Moore in Washington for new member orientation

Alabama AG joins other states seeking SCOTUS review of mail-in ballots deadline in PA

‘New’ Selma mayor starts term busier than expected

Here are the top 5 Alabama counties that voted for Trump, Biden

Governor Ivey meets with Senator-Elect Tommy Tuberville

  Ivey calls for finding ‘common ground’ after elections

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Alabama approves bid to cut racist phrases from Constitution

Bullock County voters pass Sunday alcohol sales

Crenshaw County rejects tax increase to support hospital

  Alabama reports record 61.8% voter turnout

  Northern battlegrounds could hold key to Trump-Biden outcome

  5 of 6 proposed constitutional amendments sail to approval; 1 splits voters

  Tuberville wins Alabama U.S. Senate race

Tommy Tuberville has defeated incumbent Doug Jones to take Alabama’s U.S Senate seat.

  Barry Moore wins Alabama U.S. House District 2 seat

The Associated Press has called the Alabama U.S. House District 2 race for Republican Barry Moore.

  Montgomery voters pass property tax increase to support schools

Montgomery County voters have opted for a property tax increase.

Record-breaking voter participation in Alabama

Voting is underway across the country. Here in Alabama, the polls opened at 7 a.m. with voters already in line.

Auburn University senior sworn in as mayor of Camp Hill

  What you need to know for Election Day in Alabama

  Alabamians to select new representative for District 2

States to watch on election night

  Alabamians to vote in U.S. Senate race

  What to expect after the polls close

Alabama sets record with 3.7 million registered voters

3,708,804 Alabamians are now registered to vote and eligible to participate in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

Gulf storm damage causes polling place moves, power outages

Elections officials in the Deep South spent election eve tending to lingering storm damage from Hurricane Zeta and other storms that damaged buildings or left polling places without power.

Monday is deadline to return absentee ballot in Alabama; record-breaking 300,000 returned so far

Monday is the last day to return an absentee ballot by mail or in person in Alabama.

Ala. voters to decide 6 constitutional amendments in November election

In addition to the presidential contest, Alabama voters will see a number of local and state races on the ballot on Nov. 3.

  Montgomery County to offer live precinct wait times on election day

The latest numbers show Alabama voters cast more than triple the number of absentee ballots in the upcoming general election compared to 2016.

In-person absentee voting hours extended in Lowndes County

A power outage at the Lowndes County Courthouse is prompting the county probate judge to extend the hours for in-person absentee voting.

Alabama preparing for record-breaking absentee voting

Secretary of State John Merrill said the state broke its absentee voting record during the July run-offs and he believed we’ll break another record in November.

  Alabama voters projected to eclipse election day turnout records

Secretary of State John Merrill is expecting to set a new state voting record on election day.

  Some voters waiting to cast absentee ballot want early voting

Lines to vote absentee in person paint a picture of enthusiasm for the election, but the snaked rows of people also show a desire for early voting in Alabama.

Constitutional amendments on the ballot in Alabama explained

Alabama voters will be going to the polls a week from Tuesday and you’ll be deciding on more than just candidates.

  Alabama voters on track to triple absentee ballots in general election

Absentee voting continues to bring people out in droves across Alabama ahead of the 2020 general election.

Tips to protect against COVID-19 spread at the polls

ADPH and the CDC are offering several tips to help keep you safe while you exercise your right to vote.

  Montgomery courthouse open Saturday for absentee voting

The Montgomery County Courthouse will be open on Saturday to allow more people to apply for and deliver their absentee ballots in person.

  Ala. counties not allowed to offer curbside voting

Alabama counties will not be allowed to provide curbside voting.

Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

The U.S. Supreme Court has stayed a federal district court’s order that had lifted the state’s ban on curbside voting.

  Ala. shattering absentee ballot records; people line up to vote at courthouse

Alabama shattered its record with 147,000 successfully returned absentee ballots as of Tuesday.

See every county’s sample ballot ahead of Nov. 3 election

You can look at every county's sample ballot before heading to the polls.

Voters asked to renew existing school taxes in Elmore, Macon counties

Voters in Elmore and Macon counties will be asked to renew existing taxes for schools this November. The taxes are already being collected. So a 'yes' vote will not result in a tax increase.

Today is last day to register to vote in Alabama for the Nov. 3 election

Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Alabama for the Nov. 3 general election.

Alabama AG to appeal curbside voting decision

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision to keep curbside voting in the state.

Winner declared in Opp District 2 race

Charlotte Hunt will retain her position as Opp’s council member for District 2.

Court keeps absentee ballot rules, allows curbside voting

The stay came after Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill appealed the ruling that loosened absentee ballot rules. He called the ruling a “win for the people of Alabama.”

93-year-old Martha Tucker’s last election as a poll worker

This November, 93-year-old Mrs. Tucker will work in her final election, but she still believes voting is both a right and a responsibility.

  Auburn University senior elected mayor of Camp Hill, Ala.

An Auburn University student can now add ‘mayor’ to his resume before graduating college.

  MPS property tax proposal vote nears

School leaders are pushing for what they consider a much-needed property tax increase for county schools.

Montgomery County Courthouse extends hours for absentee voting

Montgomery County voters will get extra hours to drop off their absentee ballots or to vote in person.

Opp District 2 runoff ends in tie

Charlotte Hunt and T.D. Morgan each got 67 votes.

Election results: Municipal runoff elections

Residents in multiple cities around Alabama cast ballots Tuesday to pick the winners in some municipal runoff elections.

  James Perkins wins back Selma mayoral seat

This was James Perkins' eighth time running for mayor and will be his third time in office.

  Alex City elects Woody Baird as its new mayor

Woody Baird has been elected mayor of Alexander City.

  Tuskegee Mayor Tony Haygood wins second term

Tuskegee Mayor Tony Haygood has won four more years in office.

  Absentee ballots can be opened earlier; no poll worker shortage expected

Secretary of State John Merrill expects the number successful returned absentee ballots to skyrocket around 150,000 to 200,000 this year.

  Alex City residents will elect next mayor in Tuesday runoff

The runoff will feature the incumbent mayor, Tommy Spraggins, and opponent Woody Baird.

Alabama counties report record absentee voting amid pandemic

Alabama officials say more than 100,000 voters have requested absentee ballots and more than 35,000 already had been returned as of last week.

  Tuskegee mayoral candidates make last-minute pitch before runoff

Two candidates looking to be the leader of Tuskegee have only three days left to make their case to citizens.

Atheist advocacy group sues state over religious voter oath

An atheist advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Alabama’s secretary of state.

  Former mayor faces City Council member in Selma mayoral runoff 

On Oct. 6, the city of Selma will elect a new mayor into office. Voters will choose between two-time former Mayor James Perkins and current City Council Member Miah Jackson.

Ala. secretary of state warns of letters with inaccurate voting information

Secretary of State John Merrill says to disregard letters from the Election Mail Service out of Austin, Texas.

Judge orders changes to Alabama voting laws amid pandemic

A federal court issued a ruling intended to better protect voters’ health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alabama Gov. Ivey authorizes several changes related to election

Gov. Ivey issued a supplemental State of Emergency related to the administration of the Nov. 3 election.

  Better Business Bureau warns of election-related scams

The Better Business Bureau is sending out a warning to consumers to be alert and aware that scams are expected to increase as the presidential election looms.

The only debate moderator to return, Fox’s Wallace preps

Four years ago when he first moderated a general election presidential debate, Chris Wallace was firm and funny in trying to get Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to stop talking simultaneously.

Sen. Doug Jones won’t support confirmation of Supreme Court nominee before election

Sen. Doug Jones announced Friday he won’t support the confirmation of any Supreme Court justice nominee before the election.

  Montgomery giving city employees paid time off to vote

The City of Montgomery will give its employees extra paid time off to vote, Mayor Steven Reed announced Thursday.

  About 16K absentee ballots returned so far for November election

There are 42 days until the November election.

  East Alabama elections officials talk voter registration, absentee ballots

With six weeks until the election, Lee County election officials shared all the details of what you need to know to register and vote this year.

  Voter registration drive held by historic downtown Montgomery church

With fewer than 50 days left until the November general election, one historic Montgomery church is pushing for more people to make their voices heard.

U.S. Senate Candidate Tommy Tuberville set to host fundraiser in Florida

You may remember, Tuberville was heavily criticized by Jeff Sessions for moving from Florida to start his Senate campaign.

  Absentee voting starts in Alabama: What you need to know

Wednesday was the first day Alabamians could vote absentee for the general election in November.

  Special election announced to replace former state Sen. David Burkette

Gov. Kay Ivey has set up special election dates for Alabama Senate District 26.

Proposed amendments you’ll see on the ballot in November

We are exactly two months out from election day. While you may be thinking most about who to vote for president, you’re also being asked to vote on six potentially confusing amendments.

Sheffield mayoral race decided by one vote

In one north Alabama town, one vote was the difference in the mayor's race.

  Alex City mayoral candidates get more votes during certification

While there was no high drama, both candidates received additional votes during the state-required certification process.

U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville to attend President Trump’s acceptance speech

The president, who is scheduled to give his acceptance speech from the South Lawn of the White House, extended the invitation to Tuberville earlier this week.

  Just 29 votes separate candidates in Alex City mayoral race

Incumbent Mayor Tommy Spraggins and challenger Woody Baird will go head-to-head again in the runoff on Oct. 6, about six weeks away.

Runoffs needed in multiple mayoral races

The results are in for Tuesday’s municipal elections, and while provisional ballots still need to be counted, several mayoral races appear to be heading to runoffs on Oct. 6.

ELECTION RESULTS: Alabama municipal elections

Several cities across the state will hold municipal elections on Aug. 25. Here's a list of qualified candidates for each race.

  Millbrook mayor wins 7th term

Millbrook Mayor Al Kelley won another term in office.