Alabama elections, 2012
|1 2012 Elections|
|2 Eligibility to Vote|
|2.1 Primary election|
|2.2 General election|
|3 Voting absentee|
|3.3 Military and overseas voting|
|4 Voting early|
|5 See also|
The state of Alabama held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:
- Signature filing deadline: January 13, 2012.
- Primary date: March 13, 2012.
- General election date: November 6, 2012
|On the 2012 ballot|| Click here for all |
November 6, 2012
|U.S. Senate||Preview Article|
|U.S. House (7 seats)|
|State Executives (1 down-ballot seat)||Preview Article|
|Ballot measures (12 measures)||Preview Article|
For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page
Elections by type
After the election, Republicans maintained a 6-1 edge in the seven Congressional districts.
|Members of the U.S. House from Alabama -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st||Jo Bonner||Jo Bonner||Jo Bonner||No|
|2nd|| Therese Ford
|Martha Roby||Martha Roby||No|
|3rd|| John Andrew Harris
|Mike Rogers (Alabama)||Mike Rogers||No|
|4th|| Daniel H. Boman
|Robert Aderholt||Robert Aderholt||No|
|5th|| Charlie L. Holley
|Mo Brooks||Mo Brooks||No|
|6th|| Penny H. Bailey
|Spencer Bachus||Spencer Bachus||No|
|7th|| Terri Sewell
|Terri Sewell||Terri Sewell||No|
There was one state executive position up for election in 2012. That seat was the Alabama Public Service Commission President.
|Alabama Public Service Commission President General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Lucy Baxley Incumbent||45.8%||909,323|
|Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.|
- See also: Alabama 2012 ballot measures
|Amendment 1||Healthcare||Transfer of $145.8 million from an oil and gas trust fund to the General Fund for Medicaid budget.|
|Amendment 1||Environment||Extend payments made to the Forever Wild Land Trust for a 20-year period.|
|Amendment 2||Bond issues||Aims to allow issuance of general obligation bonds of no more than $750 million.|
|Amendment 3||Admin. of gov't.||Would define the Stockton Landmark District within Baldwin County.|
|Amendment 4||Civil rights||To remove references to segregation of schools in the state constitution.|
|Amendment 5||Natural resources||Transfer liabilities to Mobile Area Water and Sewer System.|
|Amendment 6||Healthcare||Would prohibit mandatory participation in any healthcare system.|
|Amendment 7||Labor||Would allow for the use of secret ballots in union votes.|
|Amendment 8||Legislatures||Provide that the compensation paid to legislators do not increased during term of office.|
|Amendment 9||Taxes||Allows legislature to implement business privilege tax on corporations.|
|Amendment 10||Admin. of gov't.||Relating to authority of state legislature and banking in the state.|
|Amendment 11||Admin. of gov't.||Prohibit any municipality outside of Lawrence County from imposing any municipal ordinance.|
Eligibility to Vote
- See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections
Alabama was one of 16 states to use an open primary system. Voters had the opportunity to register at any time, with the exception of the 10 days prior to an election. (Information about registering to vote)
- See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections
The deadline to register to vote was 11 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 26.
- See also: Absentee Voting
A voter is eligible to vote absentee in an election if he or she cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons:
BUSINESS/MEDICAL EMERGENCY VOTING applications can be made after the absentee deadline but no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the election, if the voter:
—Alabama Office of the Secretary of State
The absentee ballot application must be received at least five days prior to the election. The ballot must then be returned either in person by close of business the day before the election or by mail. If returned by mail, the ballot must be postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by the election manager by noon on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
Alabama is one of 14 states that does not have any form of early voting.
- Alabama Secretary of State Elections Division, "Voter Registration Info" accessed April 17, 2012
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Voter Registration Information" accessed May 7, 2012
- Alabama Secretary of State Elections Website, "Absentee Voting Information," accessed December 18, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.