The Green Papers: Alabama 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2018
✓ Runoff Lt Gov-R, US House 2-R, Att Gen-R, Comm Agr-R: Tuesday 17 July 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 9 February 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor party.
Tuesday 17 July 2018 - Runoff Lt Gov-R, US House 2-R, Att Gen-R, Comm Agr-R. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


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


2018 Election Information from the Alabama Secretary of State.

List of Qualified Candidates from the Alabama Democratic Party.

2018 ALGOP Qualified Candidates from the Alabama Republican Party.

5 June 2018 Primary:
Returns from the Alabama Secretary of State
Results from The New York Times
Results from Politico.

Since no candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the 5 June primary, a 17 July runoff will be held between the two top vote-getters:
Lieutenant Governor Republican
U.S. House CD 2 Republican
Attorney General Republican
Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Republican

17 July 2018 Runoff:
Returns from the Alabama Secretary of State.
Results from WSFA Montgomery.
Results from Politico.


6 November 2018

2018 Election Information and Candidates from the Alabama Secretary of State.
Certified returns from the Alabama Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Doug Jones
First elected in a Special Election 12 December 2017 [re: resignation of Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III (Republican) who was confirmed as Attorney General in the Trump administration.]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Doug Jones
FEC S0AL00156; 30 Sep 18; Tot $25,083,352; Dsb $22,918,302
  Candidate Republican     Doug Duke
FEC S0AL00198
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  Jim "Zig" Zeigler
20 November 2018: Formed an exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat.
 

Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III (Republican) who was first elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014 was confirmed as Attorney General in the Trump administration on 8 February 2017 by the U.S. Senate, 52-47.
9 February 2017: Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) named state Attorney General Luther Strange to the seat.
On 9 February 2017, Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) called a special election concurrent with the regular 6 November 2018 election to fill the remaining 2 years of the term.
18 April 2017: Governor Kay Ivey (Republican) called a Special Election for Tuesday 12 December 2017. The primary is Tuesday 15 August 2017. If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a Tuesday 26 September 2017 runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.
12 December 2017: Doug Jones (Democratic) is elected in a Special Election.
28 December 2017: Doug Jones (Democratic) is certified as the winner.
3 January 2018: Doug Jones (Democratic) is sworn.


Class 3 Republican Senator  Richard C. Shelby
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, 2016.
[also served in the U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984 as a Democrat]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Kay Ivey
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
Ascended to the chair 10 April 2017 following the resignation of Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican).
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,022,457 59.46% Governor Kay Ivey
  Candidate Democratic 694,495 40.39% Tuscaloosa Mayor  Walt Maddox
  Candidate Scattering 2,637 0.15% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Christopher A. Countryman
Lost 5 June 2018 Democratic Party. Now running as a write-in.
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Chad "Chig" Martin
Total 1,719,589 100.00%  
 10 April 2017: Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, resigned amid a sex scandal. Following his resignation, Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey (Republican) was sworn in as Governor.
10 April 2017: Governor Robert J. Bentley was booked at the Montgomery County jail on misdemeanor charges involving campaign finance violations.

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

Seat up for regular election
Vacant
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 unaffected by the State's term limit.
Vacant Office
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,044,941 61.25% state Representative  Will Ainsworth
Proceeds to and won Runoff, 17 July 2018
  Candidate Democratic 660,013 38.69% former Greenville Illinois City Councilman Will Boyd
  Candidate Scattering 1,023 0.06% Write-In
Total 1,705,977 100.00%  
 10 April 2017: Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey ascended to the Governor's chair following the resignation of Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican).

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (6 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Bradley Roberts Byrne
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 153,228 63.16% Congressman  Bradley Roberts Byrne
FEC H4AL01123; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,431,187; Dsb $787,006
  Candidate Democratic 89,226 36.78% Robert Kennedy, Jr.
FEC H8AL01066; 26 Nov 18; Tot $166,845; Dsb $163,063
  Candidate Scattering 163 0.07% Write-In
Total 242,617 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Martha Roby
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 138,879 61.39% Congressman  Martha Roby
Proceeds to and won Runoff, 17 July 2018

FEC H0AL02087; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,570,346; Dsb $2,221,508
  Candidate Democratic 86,931 38.43% Tabitha Kay Isner
FEC H8AL02197; 26 Nov 18; Tot $524,463; Dsb $517,904
  Candidate Scattering 420 0.19% Write-In
Total 226,230 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael Dennis "Mike" Rogers
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 147,770 63.72% Congressman  Michael Dennis "Mike" Rogers
FEC H2AL03032; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,350,285; Dsb $1,292,834
  Candidate Democratic 83,996 36.22% Mallory Hagan
FEC H8AL03054; 26 Nov 18; Tot $466,168; Dsb $460,090
  Candidate Scattering 149 0.06% Write-In
Total 231,915 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Robert Brown Aderholt
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 184,255 79.77% Congressman  Robert Brown Aderholt
FEC H6AL04098; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,541,846; Dsb $1,275,052
  Candidate Democratic 46,492 20.13% James Lee "Lee" Auman
FEC H8AL04094; 31 Dec 18; Tot $70,426; Dsb $77,552
  Candidate Scattering 222 0.10% Write-In
Total 230,969 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated -
13 December 2017: Announced that he has "high-risk prostate cancer".
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 159,063 61.02% Congressman Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr.
FEC H0AL05163; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,522,628; Dsb $1,999,480
  Candidate Democratic 101,388 38.89% former Huntsville City Attorney Peter S. Joffrion
FEC H8AL05190; 26 Nov 18; Tot $590,173; Dsb $578,478
  Candidate Scattering 222 0.09% Write-In
Total 260,673 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gary Palmer
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 192,542 69.18% Congressman  Gary Palmer
FEC H4AL06098; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,215,191; Dsb $1,462,537
  Candidate Democratic 85,644 30.77% Danner Kline
FEC H8AL06099; 26 Nov 18; Tot $287,432; Dsb $287,432
  Candidate Scattering 142 0.05% Write-In
Total 278,328 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 185,010 97.80% Congressman  Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell
FEC H0AL07086; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,778,000; Dsb $1,116,649
  Candidate Scattering 4,153 2.20% Write-In
Total 189,163 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State John Harold Merrill
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,032,425 61.02% Secretary of State John Harold Merrill
  Candidate Democratic 658,537 38.92% Heather Milam
  Candidate Scattering 1,064 0.06% Write-In
Total 1,692,026 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Steven Troy "Steve" Marshall
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
Appointed 10 February 2017 re: Attorney General Luther Strange's (Republican) appointment to the state's Senate Class 2 seat.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,004,438 58.79% Attorney General  Steven Troy "Steve" Marshall
Proceeds to and won Runoff, 17 July 2018
  Candidate Democratic 702,858 41.14% Joseph Siegelman
  Candidate Scattering 1,141 0.07% Write-In
Total 1,708,437 100.00%  
 

9 February 2017: Attorney General Luther Strange (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, was appointed to the state's Senate Class 2 seat by Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) after Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III (Republican) was confirmed as Attorney General in the Trump administration by the U.S. Senate the day before.
10 February 2017: Governor Robert J. Bentley appointed Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall as Alabama Attorney General.


Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer Young Boozer
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) and Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,085,054 97.14% Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan
15 May 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
20 December 2017: Candidate for Treasurer in 2018.
  Candidate Scattering 31,968 2.86% Write-In
Total 1,117,022 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor  Jim "Zig" Zeigler
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated -
21 June 2017: Formed an exploratory committee for Governor.
27 January 2018: Announced he would not run for Governor.
20 November 2018: Formed an exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat.
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,018,466 60.42% Auditor  Jim "Zig" Zeigler
  Candidate Democratic 665,679 39.49% Miranda Karrine Joseph
  Candidate Scattering 1,362 0.08% Write-In
Total 1,685,507 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
15 May 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
20 December 2017: Candidate for Treasurer in 2018.
5 June 2018: Received his party's nomination for Treasurer.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) and Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,081,431 97.19% Lowndesboro Mayor Rick Pate
Proceeds to and won Runoff, 17 July 2018
  Candidate Scattering 31,312 2.81% Write-In
Total 1,112,743 100.00%  
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 14 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 14 candidates
  Write-in: 2 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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