Images from Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's State of the State Address in Montgomery.
“There were a number of Democrats, or a number of individuals who typically vote Democrat, who didn’t come out this time,” Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said.
Of the 14 amendments on the back of the ballot Tuesday in Alabama, three particularly important to Calhoun County voters appeared headed for passage late Tuesday.
Life will carry on as well for Terry Howell, a Saks resident and Anniston business owner. It will be free from both international moves and muskets.
Preliminary reports show 47,970 county voters visited the polls — minus provisional ballots that will be counted next week — approaching the record 49,242 voter turnout for the 2008 presidential election.
Rogers appeared headed to re-election to the Third District seat in the House of Representatives Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Jesse T. Smith. Republican Senator Richard Shelby also strode to a quick victory Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Ron Crumpton.
Political newcomer Jake Durham won the District 4 Cleburne County Commission seat Tuesday with a decisive 67 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.
Peach State Republicans and many voters on Tuesday resisted the notion that Hillary Clinton could win Georgia’s electoral votes away from Donald Trump, but the state Democratic Party was energized by the idea.
HEFLIN — Although most Cleburne County races ended with the primary election on March 1, Cleburne County Commission seat for District 4 is still up for grabs, with Republican Jake Durham running against independent candidate Rex Nolen. Incumbent Bobby Brooks was defeated in the primary election.
More than 3.3 million of the state’s roughly 4.8 million residents are now registered voters, Secretary of State John Merrill said Tuesday.
Spending by incumbent Republicans such as U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby and U.S. Rep Mike Rogers may look like overkill, but the candidates may be fending off future opponents, not just challengers from 2016, experts say
House Minority Leader Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, sent an open letter Wednesday to party chairwoman Nancy Worley and state Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Joe Reed, asking both to step down in favor of new leadership.
Faced with strained budgets, lawmakers in both parties have dropped their past wariness of gambling legislation and considered lotteries, legalized and taxed gambling in casinos and a possible compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, who already operate casinos on tribal land in Atmore, Wetumpka and Montgomery.
Anniston Councilman Seyram Selase has until Oct. 17 to file a challenge of Tuesday’s election, which saw him lose his Ward 3 council spot to former Councilman Ben Little by eight votes.
Officials appointed Harrell to the vacant Place 2 seat during a called council meeting Wednesday. The appointment came a day after voters elected Jimmy Harrell to the position during the City Council runoff election.
Voter turnout in Anniston’s runoff Tuesday was down about 14 percent from the regular Aug. 23 election, but in Ward 3 there were eight more votes cast Tuesday than were cast in August. Those eight votes were all that separated Little from Selase.
Keller, 64, beat all four candidates for District 1 in the Aug. 23 municipal election but only beat opponent Kevin Bedwell, 48, by three votes. Tuesday night, Keller ran away with two-thirds of the 93 votes cast for District 1.
Residents elected Jimmy Harrell, Tony Taylor and Coty Galloway to the council in runoff elections held Tuesday. Voters had six candidates to choose from for the three open seats.
In Ward 3, it’s a battle between two council veterans. Former Councilman Ben Little, perhaps best known for his role in a months-long, inconclusive inquiry into allegations of impropriety at City Hall and in the police force, faces off against Seyram Selase, who came to the council in a 2012 election that swept away most of the city leaders from the inquiry era.
Voters in Anniston’s City Council Ward 3 had requested 33 absentee ballots as of Thursday, the last day state law allows voters to request such ballots before Tuesday’s runoff.
The three-day event, sponsored by the Student Government Association and the JSU chapter of the American Democracy Project, offered students the chance to learn about the political process and become a part of it before the presidential election in November.
Five of the six candidates attended a public forum at the Jacksonville Community Center to answer prepared questions chosen randomly and questions asked from the audience.