On Tuesday, Alabama voters will choose a governor and decide who will fill almost every statewide office, from attorney general to auditor.
Chances are, most people already know the names Kay Ivey and Walt Maddox. Sorting out the names down the ballot can be a little tougher. Below is a summary of some of The Anniston Star’s coverage of local races and ballot measures, to help you decide.
If you’re not sure what House or Senate district you’re in, go to the Alabama Secretary of State’s website and look up your polling place and district.
3rd Congressional District
Democrat and former Miss America Mallory Hagan is challenging incumbent Rep. Mike Roger, R-Saks, for the chance to represent the 3rd Congressional District, which covers much of eastern Alabama, from Calhoun County down to the Auburn area.
Both candidates have sat down for question-and-answer sessions with The Anniston Star or its sister papers. Here’s a look:
Both candidates have also made local stops on the campaign trail. Here are a few examples.
State House of Representatives
Incumbent Rep. Becky Nordgren, R-Gadsden, faces Gadsden Democrat Jared Millican in this district, which includes Williams, Webster’s Chapel and other rural portions of northern Calhoun County.
Most of Anniston and part of Talladega are in this district, the only majority black House district in the county. Longtime incumbent Rep. Barbara Boyd, D-Anniston, faces Republican James Lloyd of Wellborn.
Rep. Randy Wood, R-Saks, faces Saks Democrat Nicki Arnold-Swindle in the contest for a district that includes parts of Golden Springs, McClellan and Saks.
This district stretches across the middle of Calhoun County from the Neely-Henry Dam to Rabbittown and dips south through Iron City and Choccolocco. Incumbent Rep. Koven L. Brown, R-Jacksonville, faces Jacksonville resident Pam Howard.
Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh, R-Anniston, and Democratic challenger Jim Williams are vying for this seat with represents all of Calhoun County and parts of Talladega County.
In House District 39, which covers Piedmont and parts north, Republican Ginny Shaver has no Democratic opposition. The seat, now held by retiring Rep. Richard Lindsey, D-Centre, will flip from Democratic to Republican. In District 35, which covers parts of Oxford, Rep. Steve Hurst, R-Munford, has no opposition this year.
There are four statewide constitutional amendments on the ballot, giving voters to a chance to weigh in on abortion and the Ten Commandments, among other issues. Calhoun County voters also have two local referenda on the ballot and Cleburne County voters have one. Click here for an overview of all the amendments, with links to more coverage.