Probate Judge/Election Supervisor Tim Burgess Discusses May 24th Primary

Cherokee County Probate Judge and Chairman of the County Commission Tim Burgess stopped by the WEIS Radio studios on Friday morning to discuss the upcoming election; Burgess is also Election Supervisor for the county and he started out with some basics namely the polls will be open from 7:00am – 7:00pm next Tuesday, May 24th, with the voters choosing elected officials in the Republican and Democratic primaries.

The judge also went over what to expect as soon as you enter the polls:

The judge also pointed out that if you forget your ID IF you’re on the registered list as voter, you’ll be required to vote “provisional”.  Judge Burgess also pointed out people can choose either the Republican or Democrat ballot to cast their votes. ivermectina indicaciones dosis

He said there is ONE amendment up for consideration with that being on BOTH of the ballots:

To hear that interview, which is filled with vital information, in its entirety simply click the link below:

For additional information on Tuesday’s election call the Cherokee County Probate Office at (256) 927-3363 or the County Board of Registrar’s at (256) 927-5336, both located in the County Administration Building on the Cedar Bluff Road in Centre.


WEIS Radio News has the names of those running for office, locally and on a state level, which will affect the future of Cherokee County and surrounding areas.

Incumbent Ginny Shaver will be facing competition from Brett Rhodes, in the race for State Representative in District #39.  In the race for Alabama State Senate District 10, it’ll be a contest between incumbent Andrew Jones and Teresa Ray.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver will be running unopposed this time around – as will incumbent Corey Colbert for Place #2 and newcomer Nathan Ealy for Place #1 on the Cherokee County Board of Education.

Current County Coroner Paul McDonald is also running unopposed this election cycle

Carlton Teague will have no opposition in the race for Cherokee County Commission, District IV – while in District II current Commissioner Dr. Roger Nichols will be facing Kimball Parker, who has held the position in the past.

And in the race for District Attorney, Summer Suumerford will be facing Nick Jones – that following the retirement of long-time District Attorney Mike O’Dell. ivermectin frontline

We here at WEIS Radio strongly encourage each and every one of you to get out, go to  the polls and exercise your right to vote in the May 24th Primary Election.


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.

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. ivermectin for lyme disease in humans 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.



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