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Voters go to the Polls in 40 Alabama Counties Today

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, April 11, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) released details on the April 12 Runoff Election.

On April 12, voters in 40 of Alabama’s 67 counties will go to the polls to decide Republican and/or Democratic Primary winners. On Tuesday, the Office of the Secretary of State will continue its effort to collect and report results for the April 12 runoff elections. Although 41 counties will be holding runoff elections, the Secretary of State’s Office will only show results for 22.

The election night results will be reported to the Secretary of State’s website at

Sec. Merrill said, “We want everyone who is interested, including media outlets, citizens and elected officials, to have the opportunity to view the results of Alabama’s runoff election in real time! This will be a great resource for our citizens by ensuring the information is readily available. I want to thank Alabama’s Probate Judges and other county officials for their partnership with this effort. This launch would not have been possible without their full support and outstanding leadership!”

Click here to view the sample ballots for your particular county.

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After the polls have closed on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., the first results will be electronically transmitted by the applicable counties to the Office of the Secretary of State and streamed to the website.

The counties with runoff elections in their area are as follows: Baldwin, Butler, Colbert, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Houston, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Marion, Mobile, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston.

Remember to bring a valid photo ID with you to the polls, as Alabama law requires you to present a picture ID in order to be able to vote.

Since June 3, 2014, Alabama has made it a requirement that in order to participate in an election, a citizen must be registered to vote and present a valid form of photo ID. Forms of photo ID accepted at the polls are any of the following valid documents:

Driver’s license
Alabama photo voter ID card
State issued ID (any state)
Federal issued ID
US passport
Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this State
Student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
Military ID
Tribal ID.

To receive a free Alabama photo voter ID card, a citizen must be a registered voter and must not have one of the valid forms of photo ID listed above.

The polls will be open at 7:00 am and will close at 7:00 pm.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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