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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
Filing deadline for primary election candidates February 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
State House special election March 25, 2014
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 elections 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 November 4, 2014
School board elections November 30, 2014

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

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
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 (7 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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be 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 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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be 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 controls the chamber with 63 seats over the 37 seats held by the Democratic Party.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. Senate elections in Alabama
1.1 Race background
1.2 Candidates
1.3 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 is one of 14 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: To vote in the primary, voters had to register 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.

Race background


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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General election candidates

Republican Party Jeff Sessions


June 3, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Jeff Sessions - Incumbent Approveda

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.[6] 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.[7]

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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 one of 14 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: To vote in the primary, voters had to register 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 September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 Pending
     Republican Party 6 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


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 7, 2014.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Bradley Byrne
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
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
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


June 3, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Did not make ballot

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Mo Brooks
Independent Mark Bray


June 3, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Gary Palmer
Democratic Party Mark Lester
Libertarian Party Aimee Love


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

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Terri Sewell


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:[10]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Alabama:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Lieutenant Governor


General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

  • Republican Party Stan Cooke - Founder and President of an international Christian mission organization supporting benevolence programs in Israel.[17][18]

Attorney General


General Election Candidates

Secretary of State


General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

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[26]
Public Service Commission Terry Dunn
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2010 Yes[27]
Public Service Commission Jeremy Oden
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2012 Yes[28]


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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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be 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 September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 11 Pending
     Republican Party 23 Pending
     Independent 1 Pending
Total 35 35

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 7, 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 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.

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Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be 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 September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 37 Pending
     Republican Party 66 Pending
     Independent 1 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 105 105

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 7, 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


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

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
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Forbids state's recognition of laws violating its policies, including all foreign law
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Increases the amount of the General Obligation Bonds authorized by $50 million
LRCA Amendment 3 Firearms Protects right to bear arms; requires strict scrutiny of any restriction on the right
LRCA Amendment 4 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 Amendment 5 Hunt & Fish Clarifies that the people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations

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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, 666 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,145 seats. These elections will take place in 37 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 held elections on August 26, 2014, while the remaining 10 districts scheduled elections for November 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Alabama's school board elections in 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.[46] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

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
Montgomery Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 7 31,464
Shelby County Schools 11/4/2014 1 5 28,063
Tuscaloosa County School System 11/4/2014 2 7 17,785



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Voting in Alabama

See also: Voting in Alabama

Important voting information

  • Alabama is one of 14 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 September 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%.[47]

See also

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Alabama Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Ballot Access News, "For First Time in History, Democrats Won’t Run Anyone for U.S. Senate in Alabama," February 17, 2014
  6. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  7. Senate.gov, "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Chad Mathis campaign website, "News," October 7, 2013
  9. Abc3340, "Ala state Rep. Paul DeMarco running for Congress," October 28, 2013
  10. The Green Papers, "Alabama 2012 General Election," accessed June 28, 2012
  11. Alabama's Bentley draws 2014 opposition from man who would be 'gun-toting governor'," accessed August 6, 2013
  12. AL.com, "Bob Starkey of Scottsboro joins race for Republican nomination for governor," February 6, 2014
  13. CBS Chicago local, "Former Cubs Minor Leaguer Running For Governor Of Alabama," December 27, 2013
  14. Kay Ivey for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  15. Fields for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed November 29, 2013
  16. Anniston Star, "Cullman County Democrat to enter Lt. Gov. race," November 20, 2013
  17. Alabama Political Reporter, Dr. Stan Cooke Announces His Candidacy for Lt. Governor

, August 22, 2013
  18. Stan Cooke for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website," accessed October 8, 2013
  19. Luther Strange for Attorney General 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  20. Alabama Democratic Party, "2014 Primary Candidate List," February 7, 2014
  21. The Republic, "State Rep. Joe Hubbard announces run for Ala. attorney general," February 6, 2014
  22. Alabama Democratic Party, "2014 Primary Candidate List," February 7, 2014
  23. John Merrill for Alabama Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  24. Reese McKinney for Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  25. AL.com, "Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue to run for Secretary of State," accessed August 8, 2013
  26. The Associated Press, "Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan launches re-election campaign," June 25, 2013
  27. The Associated Press, "Chairman of Alabama Minority GOP challenges Commissioner Terry Dunn in PSC primary (updated)," August 12, 2013
  28. Cullman Sense, Oden announces bid for Alabama Public Service Commission Place 1, July 1, 2013
  29. 29.0 29.1 seattlepi.com, "4 running as Republicans for Alabama House seat," October 11, 2013
  30. al.com, "Mike Holmes, Jimmy Collier qualify for Republican runoff in Alabama House District 31," December 3, 2013
  31. al.com, "Mike Holmes defeats Jimmy Collier in special election in Alabama House District 31," February 4, 2014
  32. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
  33. 33.0 33.1 therepublic.com, "Special election timeline announced for vacant Ala. House District 31 seat," October 1, 2013
  34. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  35. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
  36. al.com, "Hightower, Wilcox to face off in GOP primary for state House seat (updated, photos)," October 15, 2013
  37. therepublic.com, "Wilcox defeats Hightower in Alabama House District 104 runoff," December 3, 2013
  38. 38.0 38.1 timesdaily.com, " Special elections set for Ala. House districts," August 8, 2013
  39. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  40. blog.al.com, "'This is a launching pad': Johnson, winner of state House special election, not worried about brief term," April 1, 2014
  41. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
  42. abc3340.com, "Johnson, Lee in runoff for Alabama House 53," December 3, 2013
  43. al.com, "In District 53 Democratic runoff, Anthony 'Alann' Johnson defeats Arthur Shores Lee in last-minute win (updated)," February 4, 2014
  44. 44.0 44.1 alreporter.com, "Governor Announces Special Election for District 53," September 19, 2013
  45. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  46. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  47. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014