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==2013 elections==
 
==2013 elections==
 
===Special elections===
 
===Special elections===
There were '''three special elections''' held for the office of '''[[Alabama House of Representatives]]''' in 2013.
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There are ''several'' special elections scheduled in 2013 for the state of [[Alabama]].
  
 
====Special elections by type====
 
====Special elections by type====
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=Congressional=
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'''U.S. House of Representatives'''
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:: ''See also: [[Alabama's 1st congressional district special election, 2013]].''
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'''The [[Alabama's 1st congressional district|1st congressional district of Alabama]]''' will hold a [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|special election]] for the [[U.S. House]] in 2013. Dates have not yet been decided on for the primary or general elections.
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The special election will be held to fill the upcoming vacancy that will be left by the resignation of [[U.S. House|Rep.]] [[Jo Bonner]] (R) on August 15, 2013.  Bonner is resigning to take a job as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.<ref>[http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/05/breaking_rep_jo_bonner_resigni.html ''blog.al.com,'' "BREAKING: Rep. Jo Bonner resigning from Congress," May 23, 2013]</ref>
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::''Related: [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)]]''
  
=State House District 97=
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'''State House District 97'''
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013]].''
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013]].''
 
[[Yvonne Kennedy]] (D) died on December 8, 2012. Gov. [[Robert Bentley]] (R) scheduled a special election for '''May 21, 2013''' to fill the vacancy, with a primary on February '''26, 2013'''. As no candidate took over 50 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, the top two vote-getters - [[Karlos Finley]] and [[Adline C. Clarke]] - met in a runoff on April 9, which Clarke won.<ref> [http://blog.al.com/live/2013/02/house_district_97_results_live.html ''AL.com'', "Alabama state House District 97: Adline Clarke will face Karlos Finley in runoff," February 26, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://blog.al.com/live/2012/12/gov_bentley_sets_special_elect_1.html ''AL.com,'' "Gov. Bentley sets special election for House District 97 seat," December 18, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2013/HD97/statecert-dem-primary_HD97.pdf ''Alabama Secretary of State,'' " Certification of candidates for District 97,"  accessed January 17, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/alabama_house_district_97_live.html ''blog.al.com'', "Adline Clarke appears to have narrowly beaten Karlos Finley in House District 97 race (updated x2)," April 9, 2013]</ref> Clarke went on to win the general election on May 21, 2013.  
 
[[Yvonne Kennedy]] (D) died on December 8, 2012. Gov. [[Robert Bentley]] (R) scheduled a special election for '''May 21, 2013''' to fill the vacancy, with a primary on February '''26, 2013'''. As no candidate took over 50 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, the top two vote-getters - [[Karlos Finley]] and [[Adline C. Clarke]] - met in a runoff on April 9, which Clarke won.<ref> [http://blog.al.com/live/2013/02/house_district_97_results_live.html ''AL.com'', "Alabama state House District 97: Adline Clarke will face Karlos Finley in runoff," February 26, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://blog.al.com/live/2012/12/gov_bentley_sets_special_elect_1.html ''AL.com,'' "Gov. Bentley sets special election for House District 97 seat," December 18, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2013/HD97/statecert-dem-primary_HD97.pdf ''Alabama Secretary of State,'' " Certification of candidates for District 97,"  accessed January 17, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/alabama_house_district_97_live.html ''blog.al.com'', "Adline Clarke appears to have narrowly beaten Karlos Finley in House District 97 race (updated x2)," April 9, 2013]</ref> Clarke went on to win the general election on May 21, 2013.  
 
:: ''Related: [[State legislative special elections, 2013|See election results here]].''
 
:: ''Related: [[State legislative special elections, 2013|See election results here]].''
  
=State House District 11=
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'''State House District 11'''
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013]].''
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013]].''
 
[[Jeremy Oden]] (R) was appointed to the [[Alabama Public Service Commission]] by Gov. [[Robert Bentley]] on November 30, 2012. A special election was held on '''May 7, 2013''' to fill the vacancy, which [[Randall Shedd]] won. As no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary on '''February 12, 2013''', the top two vote-getters - [[Randall Shedd]] and [[Danny Alldredge]] - met in a primary runoff election on '''March 26, 2013''', which Shedd won. Because the Democratic Party failed to certify a candidate by April 10, Shedd was declared the winner.<ref>[http://www2.alabamas13.com/news/2012/dec/05/al-voters-will-pick-egislators-two-special-electio-ar-5105785/ ''Alabama's 13,'' "Al. voters will pick egislators in two special elections," December 5, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.hartselleenquirer.com/2013/01/23/dates-precincts-set-for-election/ ''Hartselle Enquirer,'' "Dates, precincts set for election," January 23, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.hartselleenquirer.com/2013/04/12/randall-shedd-new-house-member/ ''hartselleenquirer.com'', "Randall Shedd new house member," April 12, 2013]</ref>
 
[[Jeremy Oden]] (R) was appointed to the [[Alabama Public Service Commission]] by Gov. [[Robert Bentley]] on November 30, 2012. A special election was held on '''May 7, 2013''' to fill the vacancy, which [[Randall Shedd]] won. As no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary on '''February 12, 2013''', the top two vote-getters - [[Randall Shedd]] and [[Danny Alldredge]] - met in a primary runoff election on '''March 26, 2013''', which Shedd won. Because the Democratic Party failed to certify a candidate by April 10, Shedd was declared the winner.<ref>[http://www2.alabamas13.com/news/2012/dec/05/al-voters-will-pick-egislators-two-special-electio-ar-5105785/ ''Alabama's 13,'' "Al. voters will pick egislators in two special elections," December 5, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.hartselleenquirer.com/2013/01/23/dates-precincts-set-for-election/ ''Hartselle Enquirer,'' "Dates, precincts set for election," January 23, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.hartselleenquirer.com/2013/04/12/randall-shedd-new-house-member/ ''hartselleenquirer.com'', "Randall Shedd new house member," April 12, 2013]</ref>
 
:: ''Related: [[State legislative special elections, 2013|See election results here]].''
 
:: ''Related: [[State legislative special elections, 2013|See election results here]].''
  
=State House District 35=
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'''State House District 35'''
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013]].''
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013]].''
 
[[Ben Brooks]] (R) was elected as as a circuit judge in Mobile County on November 6, 2012. Once he was sworn into the new position a special election had to be held to fill the vacancy. A special primary was scheduled for '''January 29, 2013'''. Candidates had until December 13, 2012 to file. Since no Democrats filed, the primary became the general election. A runoff between the top two vote-getters, [[Jim Barton]] and [[Bill Hightower]], took place '''March 12, 2013''' which Hightower won.<ref>[http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Ala-Senate-District-35-to-Hold-Special-Election/a7acVCrsiUmlaEIjD2O0qw.cspx ''Local 15,'' "Ala. Senate District 35 to Hold Special Election," December 4, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://blog.al.com/live/2012/12/three_republicans_qualify_for.html ''Al.com,'' "Three Republicans qualify for state Senate District 35 special election," December 12, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/District-35-State-Senate-Race-Goes-to-a-Run-off/BrGAtLXuk0y9qZtVc8EWGA.cspx ''Local 15,'' "District 35 State Senate Race Goes to a Run-off," January 29, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.cbs42.com/news/content/state/story/Hightower-wins-Alabama-Senate-District-35-runoff/tn06FrJQW0OWklsEzmD5Eg.cspx ''CBS42.com'', "Hightower wins Alabama Senate District 35 runoff," March 12, 2013]</ref>
 
[[Ben Brooks]] (R) was elected as as a circuit judge in Mobile County on November 6, 2012. Once he was sworn into the new position a special election had to be held to fill the vacancy. A special primary was scheduled for '''January 29, 2013'''. Candidates had until December 13, 2012 to file. Since no Democrats filed, the primary became the general election. A runoff between the top two vote-getters, [[Jim Barton]] and [[Bill Hightower]], took place '''March 12, 2013''' which Hightower won.<ref>[http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Ala-Senate-District-35-to-Hold-Special-Election/a7acVCrsiUmlaEIjD2O0qw.cspx ''Local 15,'' "Ala. Senate District 35 to Hold Special Election," December 4, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://blog.al.com/live/2012/12/three_republicans_qualify_for.html ''Al.com,'' "Three Republicans qualify for state Senate District 35 special election," December 12, 2012]</ref><ref> [http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/District-35-State-Senate-Race-Goes-to-a-Run-off/BrGAtLXuk0y9qZtVc8EWGA.cspx ''Local 15,'' "District 35 State Senate Race Goes to a Run-off," January 29, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.cbs42.com/news/content/state/story/Hightower-wins-Alabama-Senate-District-35-runoff/tn06FrJQW0OWklsEzmD5Eg.cspx ''CBS42.com'', "Hightower wins Alabama Senate District 35 runoff," March 12, 2013]</ref>
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Contents
1 2013 elections
1.1 Special elections
1.2 Special 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

Alabama election information for 2013 is listed below.

On the 2013 ballot
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Election Results

2013 elections

Special elections

There are several special elections scheduled in 2013 for the state of Alabama.

Special elections by type

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U.S. House of Representatives

See also: Alabama's 1st congressional district special election, 2013.

The 1st congressional district of Alabama will hold a special election for the U.S. House in 2013. Dates have not yet been decided on for the primary or general elections.

The special election will be held to fill the upcoming vacancy that will be left by the resignation of Rep. Jo Bonner (R) on August 15, 2013. Bonner is resigning to take a job as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[1]

Related: Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)

State House District 97

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013.

Yvonne Kennedy (D) died on December 8, 2012. Gov. Robert Bentley (R) scheduled a special election for May 21, 2013 to fill the vacancy, with a primary on February 26, 2013. As no candidate took over 50 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, the top two vote-getters - Karlos Finley and Adline C. Clarke - met in a runoff on April 9, which Clarke won.[2][3][4][5] Clarke went on to win the general election on May 21, 2013.

Related: See election results here.

State House District 11

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013.

Jeremy Oden (R) was appointed to the Alabama Public Service Commission by Gov. Robert Bentley on November 30, 2012. A special election was held on May 7, 2013 to fill the vacancy, which Randall Shedd won. As no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary on February 12, 2013, the top two vote-getters - Randall Shedd and Danny Alldredge - met in a primary runoff election on March 26, 2013, which Shedd won. Because the Democratic Party failed to certify a candidate by April 10, Shedd was declared the winner.[6][7][8]

Related: See election results here.

State House District 35

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013.

Ben Brooks (R) was elected as as a circuit judge in Mobile County on November 6, 2012. Once he was sworn into the new position a special election had to be held to fill the vacancy. A special primary was scheduled for January 29, 2013. Candidates had until December 13, 2012 to file. Since no Democrats filed, the primary became the general election. A runoff between the top two vote-getters, Jim Barton and Bill Hightower, took place March 12, 2013 which Hightower won.[9][10][11][12]

Related: See election results here.

Voting in Alabama

See also: Voting in Alabama
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Important voting information

  • Alabama uses an open primary system and does not require voters to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
  • As of May 2013, Alabama is one of the 37 states that have not implemented online voter registration.
  • The 2013 Alabama State Legislature is considering a bill that would change the deadline for voter registration from 10 days before the election to 17 days. Jefferson County is exempted from the bill.[13][14]

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

There is no early voting in Alabama.[15]

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%.[16]

See also

References