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Election is on Tuesday

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Alabama voters go to the polls to decide whether Donald J. Trump (R) or Hillary R. Clinton (D) will be the next President of the United States. Alabama voters also get to select their representatives to the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, and other races on the ballot on Tuesday.

US Senator Richard Shelby (R) is seeking a sixth term representing in Alabama in the US Senate. He faces a challenge from Ron Crumpton (D).

The whole US House of Representatives faces reelections on Tuesday. Alabama will elect seven candidates to serve in the US House. All seven Alabama incumbents are seeking another term.

In Alabama’s First Congressional District, incumbent Representative Bradley Byrne (R) has no opponent on the ballot.

In the Second Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Martha Roby (R) faces a challenged from Nathan Mathis (D).

In the Third Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Mike Rogers (R) is facing a challenge from Jesse Smith (D).

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In Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) has no challenger on the ballot.

In the Fifth Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Mo Brooks (R) is being challenged by Will Boyd (D).

In the Sixth Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Gary Palmer (R) is being challenged by David Putman (D)

In the Seventh Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Terri Sewell (D) has no challenger on the ballot.

Incumbent Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R) is seeking another term. She has no opponent.

On the Alabama Supreme Court, Kelli Wise (R), Mike Bolin (R), and Tom Parker (R) all are seeking reelection. They have no challengers.

There are a number of local races on Tuesday’s ballot. Both parties have moved significant assets into Jefferson County to turn local races in Alabama’s largest County their direction.

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Voters will also decide whether or not to ratify fourteen proposed statewide amendments as well as a number of local amendments.

Polls will open at seven am and close at seven pm. You must already be registered to vote in order to participate in Tuesday’s election and you must bring a valid photo ID.


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

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