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2020 Alabama elections

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2020 Alabama elections

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Alabama state elections in 2020 was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Its primary elections were held on March 3, 2020, with runoffs taking place on July 31.[1]

In addition to the U.S. presidential race, Alabama voters will elect the Class II U.S. Senator from Alabama, 4 of 9 members of the Alabama State Board of Education, all of its seats to the House of Representatives, 2 of 9 seats on the Supreme Court of Alabama, 4 of 10 seats on the Alabama Appellate Court and one seat of the Alabama House of Representatives. It will also vote on five ballot measures.

To vote by mail, registered Alabama voters must request a ballot by October 29, 2020.[2] As of early October some 130,576 voters have requested mail ballots.[3]

Federal offices

President of the United States

Alabama has 9 electoral votes in the Electoral College. Donald Trump won all of them with 62% of the popular vote.

United States Class II Senate Seat

Republican Tommy Tuberville defeated incumbent Democrat Doug Jones, winning 60% of the vote.

United States House of Representatives

There are 5 U.S. Representatives in Alabama that were up for election in addition to 2 open seats.[4] 6 seats were won by the Republicans while 1 seat was won by the Democrats. No congressional districts changed hands.

Public Service Commission

State Board of Education

4 of 9 seats of the Alabama State Board of Education are up for election (one is a non-elected position held by the Governor).[5] Before the election the composition of that board was:

State Judiciary

The state Supreme Court has 9 seats, all of which are currently occupied by Republican incumbents. At the appellate level, 2 of 5 seats on Alabama Court of Civil Appeals and 2 of 5 on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals are up for election. All seats on both courts are currently held by the Republican Party.[6]

State Supreme Court, Place One

Democratic Primary

No candidates filed for election to this seat.[7]

Republican Primary

Nominee
Eliminated in primary
Alabama Supreme Court Place 1 Republican
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Greg
Shaw
Cam
Ward
Undecided
Mason-Dixon February 4–6, 2020 400 (LV) ± 5.0% 24% 19% 57%

State House of Representatives

A special election had been called for November 17, 2020 for District 49 as a result of Republican incumbent April Weaver resigning from the legislature. Primaries were held on August 4 that year, with a Republican runoff set for September 1.[8]

2020 Alabama's 49th House of Representatives district special election[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Russell Bedsole 1,599 63.18
Democratic Cheryl Patton 930 36.74
Write-in 2 0.08
Total votes 2,531 100.0
Republican hold

Ballot Measures

Amendment 1 (March)

In addition to the five amendments that are being voted on in November, Amendment 1 - called the Appointed Education Board Amendment - was defeated in the state's primary. It would have replaced the elected State Board of Education with a Commission on Elementary and Secondary Education whose members would have been appointed by the Governor with the approval of the state senate.[10]

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
For Amendment 1 Against Amendment 1 Undecided
Mason-Dixon/Alabama
Daily News/WBRC/WAFF
February 4–6, 2020 625 (RV) ± 4% 38% 41% 21%

Results

Amendment 1 (March)[11]
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed
No
837,234 75.1
Yes 277,320 24.9
Total votes 1,114,554 100.00

Amendment 1 (November)

Amendment 1 (November)[12]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,535,862 77.01
No 458,487 22.99
Total votes 1,994,349 100.00

Amendment 2

Amendment 2[12]
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed
No
919,380 51.06
Yes 881,145 48.94
Total votes 1,800,525 100.00

Amendment 3

Amendment 3[12]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,193,532 64.84
No 647,305 35.16
Total votes 1,840,837 100.00

Amendment 4

Amendment 4[12]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,222,682 66.82
No 607,090 33.18
Total votes 1,829,772 100.00

Amendment 5

Amendment 5[12]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,213,544 71.61
No 481,088 28.39
Total votes 1,694,632 100.00

Amendment 6

Amendment 6[12]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
1,216,008 71.61
No 482,189 28.39
Total votes 1,698,197 100.00

Notes

  1. ^ a b Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
Partisan clients

References

  1. ^ "Alabama elections, 2020". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  2. ^ Lily Hay Newman (August 27, 2020), "How to Vote by Mail and Make Sure It Counts", Wired.com, archived from the original on October 6, 2020
  3. ^ Michael P. McDonald, "2020 General Election Early Vote Statistics", U.S. Elections Project, retrieved October 10, 2020, Detailed state statistics
  4. ^ "Live: Alabama State Primary Election Results 2020". New York Times. August 21, 2020. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "State Board of Education". Alabama State Department of Education. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "Alabama intermediate appellate court elections, 2020". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c Fiscus, Kirsten (March 3, 2020). "Alabama Supreme Court judge bests state senator for seat on state's highest court". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  8. ^ Love, Joyanna (August 4, 2020). "House District 49 Republican primary ends without majority winner". The Clanton Advertiser. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  9. ^ "CertificationResults-HD49 Special General Election" (PDF). Alabama Secretary of State. December 3, 2020. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Alabama Amendment 1, Appointed Education Board Amendment (March 2020)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  11. ^ "Canvass of Results for the Primary Election held on March 3, 2020" (PDF). Alabama Secretary of State. March 19, 2020. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Canvass of Results for the General Election held on November 3, 2020" (PDF). Alabama Secretary of State. November 23, 2020. Retrieved December 21, 2020.

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