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==Primary Election Results==
==Primary Election Results==
==See also==
==See also==

Revision as of 16:21, 15 July 2014


Alabama Secretary of State

Primary Date:
June 3, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John Merrill Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Bennett Republican Party
Jim Bennett.jpg

Alabama State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Agriculture Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner

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The Alabama secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jim Bennett (R) was appointed secretary of state to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of previous officeholder Beth Chapman. Chapman was first elected in 2006 and, due to term limits, would have been ineligible to seek re-election in 2014 even if she had remained in office through to her term end date. Per the terms of his appointment, Bennett is not running for a full term in 2014, therefore the seat will still be open.

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]


General election candidates

Democratic Party Lula Albert-Kaigler - 2013 U.S. House candidate[4]
Republican Party John Merrill - Current legislator, Alabama House of Representatives District 62 Green check mark transparent.png [5]

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)[6]
Republican Party James Perdue - Probate judge of Crenshaw County, Alabama[7]

Primary Election Results




Alabama Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Merrill 39.6% 143,960
Green check mark transparent.pngReese McKinney 38.4% 139,763
James Perdue 22% 80,050
Total Votes 363,773
Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.

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