2018 general election

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The 2018 statewide primary election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Republicans, led by incumbent Governor Kay Ivey, swept statewide seats. In the Alabama State House of Representatives, Republicans picked up five seats, increasing their supermajority to 77 of 105 seats. In the Alabama State Senate, a Republican who was not opposed in the general election succeeded an independent who did not run, increasing the Republican supermajority to 27 of 35 seats.

Turnout was strong for a midterm election, with just over 1.7 million ballots cast in the governor's race, representing approximately 49% of Alabama's 3.46 million eligible voters. 1.1 million of those ballots (about 65%) were marked for "straight ticket" voting, including 661,898 for Republicans and 460,408 for Democrats.

Jefferson County turnout was also strong, with 53.84% of eligible voters appearing at the polls, of whom 73% voted straight ticket. 56.38% of Shelby County voters cast ballots. 49.41% of Blount County voters, 48.91% of Walker County voters and 48.51% of St Clair County voters participated.

Federal offices

Statewide offices

  • Governor
    • Kay Ivey (R, incumbent) 1,014,821 votes (59.6%), winner
    • Walt Maddox (D) 686,744 votes (40.4%)
  • Alabama Secretary of State
  • Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Place 1
  • Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Place 4
  • Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Place 2
  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1
  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3
  • Alabama Public Service Commission, Place 1
  • Alabama Public Service Commission, Place 2
  • Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries

Alabama State House of Representatives

Alabama State Senate

Jefferson County offices

  • Jefferson County Commission, District 2
  • Jefferson County Commission, District 3
  • Jefferson County Commission, District 4
  • Jefferson County Commission, District 5
  • Jefferson County Sheriff
  • Jefferson County District Attorney
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 1
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 5
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 6
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 7
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 9
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 13
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 15
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 16
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 27
  • Jefferson County Probate Court Judge, Place 2

Statewide ballot measures

  • Statewide Amendment 1: "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, providing for certain religious rights and liberties; authorizing the display of the Ten Commandments on state property and property owned or administrated by a public school or public body; and prohibiting the expenditure of public funds in defense of the constitutionality of this amendment."
    • Yes, 1,071,716 votes (71.6%), passed
    • No, 424,663 votes (28.4%)
  • Statewide Amendment 2: "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended; to declare and otherwise affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful; and to provide that the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion."
    • Yes, 896,446 votes (59.0%), passed
    • No, 624,165 votes (41.0%)
  • Statewide Amendment 3: "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, relating to the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, to specify that the congressional districts from which members are appointed continue to reflect those as constituted on January 1, 2018, to remove the State Superintendent of Education from membership, and to delete the requirement that members vacate office at the annual meeting of the board following their seventieth birthday."
    • Yes, 818,513 votes (60.3%), passed
    • No, 539,682 votes (39.7%)
  • Statewide Amendment 4: "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of 7 Alabama of 1901, to provide that, if a vacancy in either the House of Representatives or the Senate occurs on or after October 1 of the third year of a quadrennium, the seat would remain vacant until a successor is elected at the next succeeding general election."
    • Yes, 954,839 votes (66.1%), passed
    • No, 490,060 votes (33.9%)

Local ballot measures

  • Homewood local amendment (on all Jefferson County ballots): "Relating only to the City of Homewood in Jefferson County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that existing limits on the amount of ad valorem taxes payable on various classes of taxable property in any one year would not apply. (Proposed by Act 2018-166)"
    • No 82,766 votes (52%), rejected
    • Yes 77,350 votes (48%)
  • Shelby County local amendment (on all Shelby County ballots):
    • Yes 50,181 votes (69%), passed
    • No 22,144 votes (31%)

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