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{{Oppose vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. [[Jeff Sessions]] voted with the Republican Party against the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
 
{{Oppose vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. [[Jeff Sessions]] voted with the Republican Party against the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>

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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:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Approveda
U.S. House Approveda
State Executives Approveda
State Senate Approveda
State House Approveda
Statewide ballot measures (7 measure) Approveda
Local ballot measures Defeatedd
School boards Approveda

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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held 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 controlled the chamber with 23 seats over the 11 seats held by the Democratic Party.

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held 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 controlled the chamber with 63 seats over the 37 seats held by the Democratic Party.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Alabama
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Issues
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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 has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

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.

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Issues


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[1] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Jeff Sessions voted with the Republican Party against the bill.[2]

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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 has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary. If no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, then a primary runoff is required by state law.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

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 November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 6 6
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


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Bradley Byrne Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Burton LeFlore


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Martha Roby Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Erick Wright


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Mike Rogers Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jesse Smith


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Robert Aderholt Green check mark transparent.png


June 3, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Did not make ballot

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Mo Brooks Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Mark Bray


June 3, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Gary Palmer Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mark Lester


Republican Party July 15, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew

Democratic Party Avery Vise - Vise withdrew on August 6, 2014

Not on ballot

Libertarian Party Aimee Love

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Terri Sewell Green check mark transparent.png


June 3, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Did not run:

Republican Party Stanley Mack

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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:[5]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Alabama:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


General election

Republican Party Robert Bentley - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Parker Griffith - Former Congressman

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Stacy George - State correctional officer, former Morgan County Commissioner[6]
Republican Party Bob Starkey - Retired software company owner[7]
Democratic Party Kevin Bass - Businessman, former minor league baseball player[8]

Lieutenant Governor


General election

Republican Party Kay Ivey - Incumbent [9] Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party James C. Fields - Former state Rep. and Minister[10][11]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Stan Cooke - Founder and President of an international Christian mission organization supporting benevolence programs in Israel.[12][13]

Attorney General


General election

Republican Party Luther Strange - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png [14]
Democratic Party Joseph Lister Hubbard - State Rep.[15][16]

Secretary of State


General election candidates

Democratic Party Lula Albert-Kaigler - 2013 U.S. House candidate[17]
Republican Party John Merrill - Current legislator, Alabama House of Representatives District 62 Green check mark transparent.png [18]

Did not file

Republican Party Jim Bennett - Incumbent

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Reese McKinney - Former probate judge of Montgomery County, Alabama (Lost in runoff)[19]
Republican Party James Perdue - Probate judge of Crenshaw County, Alabama[20]

Down ballot offices


Auditor

Current incumbent

Candidates

Treasurer

Current incumbent

Agriculture Commissioner

Current incumbent

Public Service Commissioner

Current incumbents

Candidates

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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
Contents
1 State Senate election in Alabama
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held 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 November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 11 8
     Republican Party 23 26
     Independent 1 1
Total 35 35

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List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Alabama
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date
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Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held 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 November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 37 33
     Republican Party 66 72
     Independent 1 0
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 105 105

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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

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Special elections by date


January 28, 2014



March 25, 2014



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Statewide ballot measure elections in Alabama

See also: Alabama 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

One statewide measure has been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Alabama.

On the ballot


July 15:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Business Ends the assessment refund for cotton producers who do not participate in the assessment program Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Forbids state's recognition of laws violating its policies, including all foreign law Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Increases the amount of the General Obligation Bonds authorized by $50 million Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Firearms Protects right to bear arms; requires strict scrutiny of any restriction on the right Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't Finance Requires a two-thirds majority vote by the state legislature to increase local education expenditure by $50,000 or more Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Hunt & Fish Clarifies that the people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations Approveda

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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
Contents
1 School board elections in Alabama
2 Elections by date
2.1 August 26, 2014
2.2 November 4, 2014
2.3 November 30, 2014

A total of nine Alabama school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 19 seats up for election. Huntsville City Schools will hold elections on August 26, 2014 while the remaining eight districts have scheduled elections for November 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 253,341 K-12 students.[42]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Alabama school board elections in chronological order:

August 26, 2014

November 4, 2014

November 30, 2014


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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 December 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 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 percent.[43]

See also

References

  1. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  2. Senate.gov, "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013
  3. Chad Mathis campaign website, "News," October 7, 2013
  4. Abc3340, "Ala state Rep. Paul DeMarco running for Congress," October 28, 2013
  5. The Green Papers, "Alabama 2012 General Election," accessed June 28, 2012
  6. Alabama's Bentley draws 2014 opposition from man who would be 'gun-toting governor'," accessed August 6, 2013
  7. AL.com, "Bob Starkey of Scottsboro joins race for Republican nomination for governor," February 6, 2014
  8. CBS Chicago local, "Former Cubs Minor Leaguer Running For Governor Of Alabama," December 27, 2013
  9. Kay Ivey for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  10. Fields for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 29, 2013
  11. Anniston Star, "Cullman County Democrat to enter Lt. Gov. race," November 20, 2013 (dead link)
  12. Alabama Political Reporter, Dr. Stan Cooke Announces His Candidacy for Lt. Governor

, August 22, 2013
  13. Stan Cooke for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website," accessed October 8, 2013
  14. Luther Strange for Attorney General 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  15. Alabama Democratic Party, "2014 Primary Candidate List," February 7, 2014
  16. The Republic, "State Rep. Joe Hubbard announces run for Ala. attorney general," February 6, 2014
  17. Alabama Democratic Party, "2014 Primary Candidate List," February 7, 2014
  18. John Merrill for Alabama Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  19. Reese McKinney for Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  20. AL.com, "Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue to run for Secretary of State," accessed August 8, 2013
  21. Joseph for Alabama 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Home," accessed June 12, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 Anniston Star, "Bryan seeks state auditor's office so he can close it," June 4, 2013
  23. The Associated Press, "Chairman of Alabama Minority GOP challenges Commissioner Terry Dunn in PSC primary (updated)," August 12, 2013
  24. The Associated Press, "Terry Dunn draws challenge from Chris "Chip" Beeker in Alabama PSC race," June 10, 2013
  25. 25.0 25.1 seattlepi.com, "4 running as Republicans for Alabama House seat," October 11, 2013
  26. al.com, "Mike Holmes, Jimmy Collier qualify for Republican runoff in Alabama House District 31," December 3, 2013
  27. al.com, "Mike Holmes defeats Jimmy Collier in special election in Alabama House District 31," February 4, 2014
  28. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
  29. 29.0 29.1 therepublic.com, "Special election timeline announced for vacant Ala. House District 31 seat," October 1, 2013
  30. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  31. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
  32. al.com, "Hightower, Wilcox to face off in GOP primary for state House seat (updated, photos)," October 15, 2013
  33. therepublic.com, "Wilcox defeats Hightower in Alabama House District 104 runoff," December 3, 2013
  34. 34.0 34.1 timesdaily.com, " Special elections set for Ala. House districts," August 8, 2013 (dead link)
  35. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  36. blog.al.com, "'This is a launching pad': Johnson, winner of state House special election, not worried about brief term," April 1, 2014
  37. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
  38. abc3340.com, "Johnson, Lee in runoff for Alabama House 53," December 3, 2013
  39. al.com, "In District 53 Democratic runoff, Anthony 'Alann' Johnson defeats Arthur Shores Lee in last-minute win (updated)," February 4, 2014
  40. 40.0 40.1 alreporter.com, "Governor Announces Special Election for District 53," September 19, 2013
  41. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  42. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed December 30, 2013
  43. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014