Sample ballots for both the Republican and the Democratic primaries in 67 Alabama counties are now available for review at the Secretary of State’s website.
The primary is May 24th.
- Click here to see sample ballots by county.
Statewide offices, including those of governor and attorney general, are on the ballot this year and will be on every ballot, based on the party of that candidate. The office of lieutenant governor is not on the ballot, because incumbent Will Ainsworth has no opposition in either the Republican or Democratic primary.
All 140 seats in the state legislature are on the ballot, too, but voters will vote only for the candidates in their district. County offices, such as sheriff, will also be on the ballot. And the U.S. Senate seat will be on every ballot as well as congressional races.
Only races with two or more candidates will be on the ballot. Uncontested races are not included.
When going to the polls, voters must choose which primary they will vote in. Under a 2017 law, voters are prohibited from crossing over to the other primary to vote in a potential runoff.
If no candidate in a primary receives more than 50% of the vote, a runoff will be held May 21st to determine the party nominee.
The sample ballots also include Amendment 1, which will be on every ballot and asks voters whether they support Alabama borrowing $85 million to invest in a variety of upgrades for 21 state parks.
Polls will be open from 7:00am – 7:00pm on Election Day.