Elections

Officials: Hand tally of presidential race finds new ballots in one county

Bedsole, Patton face off in HD49 special election

GOP Senator: I will step in to get Biden briefings

AP: Georgia’s secretary of state announces a full hand recount

Perdue, Loeffler call for Georgia Sec. of State to resign

Alabama AG joins other states seeking SCOTUS review of mail-in ballots deadline in PA

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  Voter fraud concerns in Alabama? Officials say ‘no’

Alabama Secretary of State releases statement on 2020 Election

Georgia Sec. of State: Votes will be recounted

Governor Ivey meets with Senator-Elect Tommy Tuberville

Top 5 county breakdown for Trump and Biden support in Alabama

Alabamians vote ‘yes’ on constitution clean-up bill, 4 others

AP: President Trump’s campaign intends to sue over vote count in Nevada

A Trump campaign statement delivered to reporters in Las Vegas, said a lawsuit was pending in Nevada to stop voting.

  Classroom conversations about the Presidential Election

Conversations about this historic election are happening everywhere - work or around the kitchen table, but how are teachers having this conversation with students.

  Should voters be concerned about COVID-19 exposure?

Should voters be concerned about COVID in the coming days? That depends. Jefferson County’s Medical Director of Disease Control said if you’ve taken the recommended precautions, then you’re probably okay, but if you didn’t, you’ll want to start paying very close attention to your health.

  State Rep. John Rogers says he’s working to get early voting to Alabama

Thousands of Alabamians took advantage of absentee voting in this year’s presidential election leading many to wonder why the state doesn’t offer early voting. That’s a decision for Alabama lawmakers, and one state rep is already working on it.

  Trussville voter talks about long lines and solutions

  Jefferson County looking into solutions for long voter lines

AP: President Trump plans to “immediately” request a recount in Wisconsin

Georgia in the spotlight as vote count continues

Alabama sec. of state celebrates 2020’s record-shattering voter turnout

Tommy Tuberville wins Alabama US Senate seat

Montgomery voters pass property tax increase to support schools

Montgomery County voters have opted for a property tax increase.

Doug Jones Campaign watching returns from Pepper Place

The Senator admits that he’s facing an uphill battle in the election but also says he’s hopeful.

  Secretary of State: Voting wait times reduced from 3 hours to 90 minutes at one polling place

As soon as we arrived, the wait time was reduced from three and a half hours to one and a half hour.

  How to make the voting process faster on Election Day

Millions of voters are expected at the polls on Election Day.

  Tuscaloosa County Democratic Party worried some absentee votes won’t be counted

The Tuscaloosa County Democratic Party reached out to WBRC with their concerns some voters waited during long lines to get absentee ballots.

VIA offering free rides to some polling locations in Birmingham

VIA, known as Birmingham On-Demand, will provide free rides to certain polling locations in their service areas on Election Day Nov. 3.

  Election officials expect record turnout, long day of counting ballots

Election officials are gearing up for a long day Tuesday. A record number of voters are expected to go to the polls.

City of Birmingham makes safety plan for Election Day

City leaders said they have a plan for safety Tuesday and they are in ongoing conversations about any potential threats.

Police: Four arrested after man waves gun at Trump supporters

Police said two minors were arrested along with a man and woman.

Republican and Democratic parties give their final message to voters

As voters cast their final ballots, the national parties are still vying for their support.

COVID-19 positive patients can now vote with absentee ballots

The Alabama Attorney General is making sure people who recently tested positive for COVID-19 can still vote.

  Alabama absentee voters with concerns can fill out a provisional ballot on Election Day

Alabama voters have a few different options to make sure their vote is counted.

How do you vote if you test positive for COVID-19?

Under the guidance, an Alabama voter who has tested positive for COVID-19 on or after October 29, 2020, and for that reason cannot vote in person, may be able to cast an emergency absentee ballot.

Alabama requires employers to give some employees an hour to vote

If you work from 8a.m. to 6:30 p.m., state law says your boss has to let you leave work at during your shift to go to the polls. But they only have to give you an hour. Some worry that won't be enough next Tuesday.

Birmingham mayor declares Election Day a holiday

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has named Election Day as an official holiday for city employees.

  Jefferson County election officials scrambling to make sure all absentee ballots are counted

Alabama election officials are scrambling to make sure every vote counts in next week’s election. That includes absentee ballots mailed in after conflicting federal court orders.

Why will some absentee ballots in Alabama not count?

Alabama voters have returned a record number of absentee ballots, but we’ve learned some of the mail-in ballots may not be counted.

  Election 2020: Am I registered? Where is my polling location?

Do you know where your polling location is? The state of Alabama has a search portal that will let you know if you’re registered to vote and where your polling place is located.

  Don’t wait! How to make sure your absentee ballot is counted in presidential election

There are only a few days between the absentee ballot application deadline and election day. That’s why it’s important that if you plan to vote by mail, that you do so right away.

  Could early voting come to Alabama?

“Absentee in person” sounds kind of funny, but it’s popular among those who would rather hand their ballot in than send it in the mail.

Today is last day to register to vote in Alabama for the Nov. 3 election

Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Alabama for the Nov. 3 general election.

  JeffCo Courthouses in downtown B’ham and Bessemer will be open for in-person absentee voting on Oct. 17, 24

The courthouses will be open for in-person absentee voting on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct 24 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  Here’s how to check the status of your absentee ballot

With many people sending their absentee ballots in the mail, it’s recommended you check and make sure it’s accepted.

Court keeps absentee ballot rules, allows curbside voting

The stay came after Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill appealed the ruling that loosened absentee ballot rules. He called the ruling a “win for the people of Alabama.”

Ala. secretary of state warns of letters with inaccurate voting information

Secretary of State John Merrill says to disregard letters from the Election Mail Service out of Austin, Texas.

Judge orders changes to Alabama voting laws amid pandemic

A federal court issued a ruling intended to better protect voters’ health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Safety precautions in place for upcoming runoff elections

Various municipal runoff elections are a week away on October 6. Local election officials say just like last time, safety precautions will be in place due to the pandemic.

Miss. voters to decide on medical marijuana in November election

The medical marijuana portion of the ballot features two selections for voters to make.

Expect US election to have consequences for troops overseas

While both talk about troops withdrawals, each has, in some ways, tried and failed.

Alabama’s absentee voting system doesn’t allow voters to fix disqualified ballots

Alabama notifies voters if their absentee ballot applications are disqualified because of missteps in the process, allowing voters to attempt to fix the issues.

RNC 2020 ends as President Trump accepts nomination days after convention leaves Charlotte

The Republican National Convention’s main business, including the roll call nomination of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, took place at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Election officials use lessons from runoff to plan for November

With the November general election looming, Alabama officials are looking at last week's primary runoff for insights on how to safely run polling sites amid predicted larger voter turnout in what is likely to still be a health emergency.

  Runoff election preps for COVID-19

At the top of the list is the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate between Tommy Tuberville and Jeff Sessions. Today election officials are finishing the final touches making sure the voting precincts are safe.

Ala. counties dealing with high number of absentee ballot applications during pandemic

Alabama counties are trying to process a high number of absentee ballot applications before the primary runoff election Tuesday.

  Major concerns in keeping voters safe from COVID-19

A week from today, Alabama voters will return to the polls for the runoff between republican candidates, Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville for the nomination to the U.S. Senate race.

Monday is last day to register to vote in upcoming Alabama election

The deadline for Alabamians to register to vote for the upcoming July runoff election is Monday.

Special Election dates set for House District 49

Governor Ivey set the special primary election for Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

New poll shows Tuberville leading Sessions in Alabama U.S. Senate race

A survey conducted by Cygnal showed that if the March 31 runoff election were held today, 51.5% of voters would choose Tuberville, while 39.5% would choose Sessions. Nine percent of voters remained undecided.

Bradley Byrne loses Republican Primary battle for US Senate seat

U.S. Senate candidate Bradley Byrne came up short in the polls on Super Tuesday.

  Sessions supporters happy about the early results Tuesday night

“Jeff has always wanted to make Alabama known in DC."

Super Tuesday polls are open until 7:00 p.m.

While the Democratic Primary is focused on the presidential race the Republican Primary is focused on Alabama’s U.S. Senate Primary.

Candidates file 2020 papers as Alabama qualifying window closes

The Alabama Republican and Democratic parties have released the names of the candidates who have submitted their names for qualifying in the 2020 election.

Montgomery Mayor-elect Steven Reed begins transition to city hall

Montgomery Mayor-elect Steven Reed still hasn't had time to fully embrace his historic victory.

Van Smith wins GOP primary for state House District 42 seat

The primary election was held to determined the GOP candidate for the state House District 42 seat, which represents Autauga and Chilton counties.

Facebook suspends accounts over Alabama Senate race tactics

A statement from Facebook says the company "recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election." Facebook says the investigation is ongoing.

So many people voted in one Ohio county, they had to print more ballots

During Tuesday’s midterm elections, so many people cast ballots, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections had to print some more and race them to the polling places. A typical midterm election has a voter turnout of about 40 percent. This one topped 54 percent at last count.

Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in Georgia governor’s race

Republican nominee for Georgia governor Brian Kemp says he is "confident victory is near" but is waiting on final results in the close race.

  Days before election, rallies held to encourage you to get out and vote

We’re just days away from Election Day, and here in Birmingham people organized rallies to encourage you to get out and vote.

  AL Governor’s race in final days of campaign

Alabama governor candidates hopeful as gubernatorial campaign moves closer to the finish line.

Amendment Two: What you need to know about the State Abortion Policy Amendment

Another amendment on the ballot for Alabama voters Amendment 2, which concerns abortion. I

Alabama’s Lt. Governor’s race: Meet the Candidates

Alabama’s second in command position will be filled on Nov. 6. The seat was vacated in 2017 after then Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey took over gubernatorial duties.

Today is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot in AL

The general election is less than a week away, but today is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s race: Meet the Candidates

Longtime Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale hopes to keep his job, but faces a detective from his own department, Mark Pettway, who wants to replace him.

Alabama Attorney General’s race: Meet the Candidates

Republican incumbent Steve Marshall faces Democratic newcomer Joe Siegelman in race for Attorney General.

Amendment One revisits Ten Commandments issue in Alabama

Voters will decide whether Ten Commandments can be displayed in public buildings.

  Ineligible Jefferson County judge nominee will remain on November election ballots

Just days after a judge ruled the democratic party nominee for a Jefferson County Judgeship was ineligible - the democrats could be out of luck.

  Amendment One: Displaying Ten Commandments and religious freedom

Voters will decide if Amendment One will become a part to the state constitution.

Election Results: Municipal Elections: August 28th, 2018

Get up to the minute results for all the races in today's primary runoff elections.