The Green Papers: Alabama 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
✓ Runoff: Tuesday 12 April 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 12 April 2016 - Runoff. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:4,802,982 (1.55% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Montgomery
 

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Alabama State and Local Government

Alabama 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.

2016 Election Information from the Alabama Secretary of State.


1 March 2016 results from
AP.


8 November 2016 returns from the Alabama Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 9 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,318,255 62.08% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(9 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 729,547 34.36% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 44,467 2.09% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Scattering 21,712 1.02% Write-In
  Candidate Independent; (Green) 9,391 0.44% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
Total 2,123,372 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
18 November 2016: Accepted the position of Attorney General in the Trump administration.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III
FEC S6AL00195

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Richard C. Shelby
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected as a Democrat: 1986; re-elected: 1992; Changed Party affiliation to Republican: 9 November 1994; re-elected as a Republican: 1998, 2004, 2010.
[also served in the U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984 as a Democrat]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,335,104 63.96% Senator  Richard C. Shelby
FEC S6AL00013; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,463,603; Dsb $11,491,220
  Candidate Democratic 748,709 35.87% Ronald Steven "Ron" Crumpton
FEC S6AL00302; 28 Nov 16; Tot $36,280; Dsb $31,485
  Candidate Scattering 3,631 0.17% Write-In
Total 2,087,444 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Robert J. Bentley
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher A. Countryman

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Elected separately from the Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Lieutenant Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (6 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Bradley Roberts Byrne
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected in a special election: 17 December 2013 (re: resignation of Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner, Jr. [Republican]).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 208,083 96.38% Congressman  Bradley Roberts Byrne
FEC H4AL01123; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,366,470; Dsb $1,150,024
  Candidate Scattering 7,810 3.62% Write-In
Total 215,893 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Martha Roby
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 134,886 48.77% Congressman  Martha Roby
FEC H0AL02087; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,396,378; Dsb $1,833,490
  Candidate Democratic 112,089 40.53% former state Representative Nathan Mathis
FEC H6AL02167
  Candidate Scattering 29,609 10.71% Write-In
Total 276,584 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael Dennis "Mike" Rogers
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 192,164 66.93% Congressman  Michael Dennis "Mike" Rogers
FEC H2AL03032; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,135,547; Dsb $1,049,142
  Candidate Democratic 94,549 32.93% Jesse Tremain Smith
FEC H4AL03061; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,810; Dsb $7,348
  Candidate Scattering 391 0.14% Write-In
Total 287,104 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Robert Brown Aderholt
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 235,925 98.53% Congressman  Robert Brown Aderholt
FEC H6AL04098; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,406,940; Dsb $1,346,580
  Candidate Scattering 3,519 1.47% Write-In
Total 239,444 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 205,647 66.70% Congressman  Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
FEC H0AL05163; 28 Nov 16; Tot $474,276; Dsb $99,920
  Candidate Democratic 102,234 33.16% Willie "Will" Boyd, Jr.
FEC H6AL05202; 28 Nov 16; Tot $61,122; Dsb $60,471
  Candidate Scattering 445 0.14% Write-In
Total 308,326 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gary Palmer
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 245,313 74.49% Congressman  Gary Palmer
FEC H4AL06098; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,231,746; Dsb $752,536
  Candidate Democratic 83,709 25.42% David Jeremy Putman
FEC H6AL06127; 28 Nov 16; Tot $120,445; Dsb $84,496
  Candidate Scattering 284 0.09% Write-In
Total 329,306 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 1 March 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 229,330 98.41% Congressman  Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
FEC H0AL07086; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,617,410; Dsb $1,038,873
  Candidate Scattering 3,698 1.59% Write-In
Total 233,028 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State  John Harold Merrill
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General  Luther Strange
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Young Boozer
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor  Jim Zeigler
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 8 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 9 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Alabama Secretary of State
  Alabama Secretary of State
  AlabamaVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Alabama Legislature
Democratic
  Alabama Democratic Party
Republican
  Alabama Republican Party
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Alabama
  Justice Party of Alabama
  Libertarian Party of Alabama
  Reform Party of Alabama
  The The Unity Party of Alabama
Media & others
  al.com - Everything Alabama
  Alabama Political Reporter
  Andalusia Star News
  Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper
  Hartselle Enquirer
  Montgomery Advertiser
  Politics1.com - Alabama
  The Cullman Times
  The Daily Home - Talladega
  The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro
  The Decatur Daily
  The Demopolis Times
  The Dothan Eagle
  The Gadsden Times
  The Messinger - Troy
  The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika
  The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin
  The Star - Anniston
  The Times-Journal - Fort Payne
  The Valley Times-News - Lanett
  Times Daily - Florence
  Tuscaloosa News
  WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville
  WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville
  WAKA TV - CBS - Montgomery
  WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)
  WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham
  WHNT TV - Huntsville
  WIAT TV-42 (CBS - Birmingham)
  WKRG TV-5 (CBS - Mobile)
  WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery
  WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)
  WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery
  WVTM TV-13 (NBC - Birmingham)
  WZDX TV-8 (FOX - Huntsville)
  Yellowhammer - Montgomery

 


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