Alabama elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Alabama
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Alabama
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Alabama

The state of Alabama will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Alabama
State House special election February 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for primary election candidates February 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
State House special election April 1, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 24, 2014
Primary election date June 3, 2014
Filing deadline for general election candidates June 3, 2014
Primary runoff election July 15, 2014
School board election (1) August 26, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 25, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014
School board elections (9) November 4, 2014
School board election (1) November 30, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Alabama in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (4 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Alabama

Alabama State Legislature


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014 and Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber with 23 seats over the 11 seats held by the Democratic Party.

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber with 63 seats over the 37 seats held by the Democratic Party.

Elections by type

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U.S. Senate elections in Alabama

See also: United States Senate elections in Alabama, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Alabama will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alabama is 1 of 13 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 24, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 25, 2014 (10 days prior to the general election).[4]

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election is being held to fill the Class 2 Senate seat held by Jeff Sessions (R). He was first elected in 1996.

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This election marks the first time in Alabama history that no Democratic candidate is running in the U.S. Senate race.[5]

Candidates


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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Alabama
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Alabama

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Alabama will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect seven candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's seven congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 7, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alabama is 1 of 13 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 24, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 25, 2014 (10 days prior to the general election).[4]

See also: Alabama elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds six of the seven congressional seats from Alabama.

Members of the U.S. House from Alabama -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Republican Party 5 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 7 7

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the seven congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Jo Bonner Ends.png Republican 1
Martha Roby Ends.png Republican 2
Mike Rogers Ends.png Republican 3
Robert Aderholt Ends.png Republican 4
Mo Brooks Ends.png Republican 5
Spencer Bachus Ends.png Republican 6
Terri Sewell Electiondot.png Democratic 7

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

5th Congressional District

6th Congressional District

7th Congressional District

Not running:

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State executive official elections in Alabama

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See also: Alabama state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Alabama
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Seven state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Alabama:[8]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Alabama:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General


Secretary of State


Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Auditor Samantha Shaw
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2007 Term-limited
Treasurer Young Boozer
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2011 Yes
Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan
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2011 Yes[24]
Public Service Commission Terry Dunn
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2010 Yes[25]
Public Service Commission Jeremy Oden
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2012 Yes[26]


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State Senate election in Alabama

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See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Alabama State Senate:

Alabama State Senate
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 11 Pending
     Republican Party 23 Pending
     Independent 1 Pending
Total 35 35

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35

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State House elections in Alabama

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See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014 State legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Alabama
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Alabama House of Representatives in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Alabama House of Representatives:

Alabama House of Representatives
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 38 Pending
     Republican Party 65 Pending
     Independent 1 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 105 105

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105

Special elections by date


February 4, 2014

April 1, 2014



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Statewide ballot measure elections in Alabama

See also: Alabama 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Four statewide measures are certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Alabama. The state does not allow initiative or referendums, therefore, all measures are referred by the Alabama Legislature. The 2014 regular legislative session began on January 14, 2014 and convened on April 3, 2014.[42]

On the ballot


July 15:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Cotton Producer Assessment Refund Amendment Business Ends the assessment refund for cotton producers who do not participate in the assessment program

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA American and Alabama Laws for Alabama Courts Amendment Judiciary Forbids state's recognition of laws violating its policies
LRCA Board of Education Expenditure Increase Amendment Gov't Finance Requires a two-thirds by a city or county board of education to increase local expenditure by $50,000 or more
LRCA Franklin County Public Services Amendment Utilities Permits the Franklin County Water Coordinating and Fire Prevention Authority to provide sewer services and broadband internet services in the county

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School board elections in Alabama

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Alabama school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 668 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats. These elections will take place in 39 states.


State elections


A total of 11 Alabama school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 25 seats. Huntsville City Schools will hold elections on August 26, 2014, while the remaining 10 districts have scheduled elections for November 2014. The districts listed below served 272,446 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[43]

2014 Alabama School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Huntsville City Schools 8/26/2014 3 5 22,188
Baldwin County Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 28,165
Elmore County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 11,016
Etowah County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 9,295
Jefferson County School District 11/4/2014 1 5 34,095
Lee County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 9,810
Madison County Schools 11/4/2014 1 5 19,328
Mobile County Public School System 11/4/2014 2 5 61,237
Shelby County Schools 11/4/2014 1 5 28,063
Tuscaloosa County School System 11/4/2014 2 7 17,785
Montgomery Public Schools 11/30/2014 2 7 31,464



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Voting in Alabama

See also: Voting in Alabama

Important voting information

  • Alabama is 1 of 13 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]
  • As of April 2014, Alabama is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Alabama, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Alabama is one of seven states that does not have any form of early voting.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Alabama ranked 47th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Alabama received an overall score of 49%.[44]

See also

References

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