2008 general election

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The 2008 general election was held on November 4, 2008. Approximately 50% of Alabama's registered voters filled out ballots. In Jefferson County 318,781 ballots were cast, representing 77% of the county's eligible voters.

Contents

Statewide results

Federal offices

President of the United States

  • John McCain (R) 1,264,879 (60%), winner of 9 electoral votes
  • Barack Obama (D) 811,764 (39%)
  • Ralph Nader (Ind) 6,616
  • Bob Barr (Ind-Libertarian) 4,984
  • Chuck Baldwin (Ind-Constitution) 4,303

United States Senate

3rd Congressional District of Alabama

4th Congressional District of Alabama

6th Congressional District of Alabama

7th Congressional District of Alabama

Statewide offices

Alabama Public Service Commission

Alabama Supreme Court

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals

Amendments

  • Amendment 1 (Act 2008-508) establishing a "rainy day fund" for the state's general budget, drawn from the Alabama Trust Fund.
    • Yes 954,325 (57%)
    • No 729,931 (43%)
  • Amendment 2 (Act 2007-225) establishing a judicial commission for Shelby County.
    • Yes 660,797 (60%)
    • No 434,969 (40%)
  • Amendment 3 (Act 2007-360) equalizing ad valorem tax rates for residents in the Madison City School District, whether they live in Madison or Limestone Counties.
    • Yes 573,644 (50%)
    • No 564,999 (48%)
  • Amendment 4 (Act 2008-285) preventing the annexation of municipalities partly in Blount County by cities outside the county without a county-wide referendum
    • Yes 629,359 (57%)
    • No 477,794 (43%)
  • Amendment 5 (Act 2008-288) authorizing the state legislature to fix, alter and confirm court fees in Russell County
    • No 599,930 (55%)
    • Yes 492,362 (45%)
  • Amendment 6 (Act 2008-293) providing for election of two members to the utilities board of the City of Tuskegee
    • Yes 613,788 (58%)
    • No 451,935 (42%)

Jefferson County Results

Federal offices

President of the United States

  • Barack Obama (D) 166,015 (52%)
  • John McCain (R) 149,843 (47%)
  • Bob Barr (Ind-Libertarian) 793 (0.3%)
  • Ralph Nader (Ind) 712 (0.2%)
  • write-in: 552 (0.2%)
  • Chuck Baldwin (Ind-Constitution) 423 (0.1%)

United States Senate

6th Congressional District of Alabama

7th Congressional District of Alabama

  • Artur Davis (D, incumbent) 124,680 (99%)
  • write-in: 1,143 (0.9%)

Statewide offices

Alabama Public Service Commission

Alabama Supreme Court

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals

Circuit Court of Alabama

  • Place 10

District Court of Alabama, 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama

County offices

Jefferson County Commission District 1

Jefferson County Treasurer

Deputy Treasurer, Bessemer Division

Jefferson County Tax Assessor

Assistant Tax Assessor, Bessemer Division

Assistant Tax Assessor, Bessemer Division

Jefferson County Tax Collector

Assistant Tax Collector, Bessemer Division

Jefferson County Board of Education

Amendments

  • Amendment 1 (Act 2008-508) establishing a "rainy day fund" for the state's general budget, drawn from the Alabama Trust Fund.
    • Yes: 145,736 (55%)
    • No: 117,747 (45%)
  • Amendment 2 (Act 2007-225) establishing a judicial commission for Shelby County.
    • Yes: 119,991 (65%)
    • No: 65,751 (35%)
  • Amendment 3 (Act 2007-360) equalizing ad valorem tax rates for residents in the Madison City School District, whether they live in Madison or Limestone Counties.
    • Yes: 103,143 (55%)
    • No: 84,320 (45%)
  • Amendment 4 (Act 2008-285) preventing the annexation of municipalities partly in Blount County by cities outside the county without a county-wide referendum
    • Yes: 115,309 (62%)
    • No: 70,636 (38%)
  • Amendment 5 (Act 2008-288) authorizing the state legislature to fix, alter and confirm court fees in Russell County
    • No: 94,560 (52%)
    • Yes: 86,271 (48%)
  • Amendment 6 (Act 2008-293) providing for election of two members to the utilities board of the City of Tuskegee
    • Yes: 112,276 (64%)
    • No: 62,859 (36%)
  • Amendment 7, releasing landlords from debts incurred to the Jefferson County Sewer System by tenant customers
  • Yes: 162,565 (63%)
  • No: 95,365 (37%)

Shelby County Results

Federal offices

President of the United States

  • John McCain (R) 68,945 (76%)
  • Barack Obama (D) 20,575 (23%)
  • Bob Barr (Ind-Libertarian) 303 (0.3%)
  • Chuck Baldwin (Ind-Constitution) 242 (0.3%)
  • Ralph Nader (Ind) 227 (0.3%)
  • write-in: 184 (0.2%)

United States Senate

6th Congressional District of Alabama

Statewide offices

Alabama Public Service Commission

Alabama Supreme Court

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals

Alabama State Board of Education, District 3

Circuit Court of Alabama

County offices

Shelby County Commission

Shelby County Board of Education

  • Place 1
    • Peg Hill (R) 73,279 (99%)
    • write-in: 751 (1.0%)

Shelby County Property Tax Commissioner

Amendments

  • Amendment 1 (Act 2008-508) establishing a "rainy day fund" for the state's general budget, drawn from the Alabama Trust Fund.
    • Yes: 41,577 (53%)
    • No: 26,579 (47%)
  • Amendment 2 (Act 2007-225) establishing a judicial commission for Shelby County.
    • Yes: 51,034 (72%)
    • No: 20,027 (28%)
  • Amendment 3 (Act 2007-360) equalizing ad valorem tax rates for residents in the Madison City School District, whether they live in Madison or Limestone Counties.
    • Yes: 29,585 (52%)
    • No: 27,503 (48%)
  • Amendment 4 (Act 2008-285) preventing the annexation of municipalities partly in Blount County by cities outside the county without a county-wide referendum
    • Yes: 33,067 (60%)
    • No: 21,705 (40%)
  • Amendment 5 (Act 2008-288) authorizing the state legislature to fix, alter and confirm court fees in Russell County
    • No: 28,593 (53%)
    • Yes: 24,863 (47%)
  • Amendment 6 (Act 2008-293) providing for election of two members to the utilities board of the City of Tuskegee
    • Yes: 31,877 (59%)
    • No: 21,712 (41%)
  • Local Amendment 1, allowing the Shelby County Commission to appoint members of the Shelby County Board of Equalization
  • Yes: 43,450 (62%)
  • No: 26,688 (38%)

St Clair County Results

Federal offices

President of the United States

  • John McCain (R) 27,630 (81%)
  • Barack Obama (D) 6,088 (18%)
  • Ralph Nader (Ind) 118 (0.4%)
  • Chuck Baldwin (Ind-Constitution) 114 (0.3%)
  • Bob Barr (Ind-Libertarian) 65 (0.2%)
  • write-in: 51 (0.2%)

United States Senate

4th Congressional District of Alabama

6th Congressional District of Alabama

Statewide offices

Alabama Public Service Commission

Alabama Supreme Court

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals

Alabama State Board of Education, District 3

Circuit Court of Alabama

District Court of Alabama, St Clair County

  • Place 2

County offices

St Clair County Commission

St Clair County Revenue Commissioner

St Clair County Board of Education

Amendments

  • Amendment 1 (Act 2008-508) establishing a "rainy day fund" for the state's general budget, drawn from the Alabama Trust Fund.
    • No: 15,213 (52%)
    • Yes: 14,211 (48%)
  • Amendment 2 (Act 2007-225) establishing a judicial commission for Shelby County.
    • Yes: 11,176 (55%)
    • No: 9,194 (45%)
  • Amendment 3 (Act 2007-360) equalizing ad valorem tax rates for residents in the Madison City School District, whether they live in Madison or Limestone Counties.
    • No: 11,389 (56%)
    • Yes: 8,881 (44%)
  • Amendment 4 (Act 2008-285) preventing the annexation of municipalities partly in Blount County by cities outside the county without a county-wide referendum
    • Yes: 10,927 (54%)
    • No: 9,300 (46%)
  • Amendment 5 (Act 2008-288) authorizing the state legislature to fix, alter and confirm court fees in Russell County
    • No: 12,026 (61%)
    • Yes: 7,553 (39%)
  • Amendment 6 (Act 2008-293) providing for election of two members to the utilities board of the City of Tuskegee
    • Yes: 9,914 (51%)
    • No: 9,485 (49%)
  • Local Amendment 1, prohibiting county officials from becoming supernumerary officials
  • Yes: 14,927 (56%)
  • No: 11,965 (44%)

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