2018 primary elections

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The 2018 statewide primary election, to determine major party nominees for the 2018 general election, were comprised of the following ballots:

  • The Democratic and Republican Party primaries on June 5, 2018
  • Democratic and Republican Party runoffs on July 17, 2018

Overall voter turnout was moderately low, with 897,496 ballots cast, representing 26.6% of the 3,377,902 eligible voters across the state. Of those voting in the gubernatorial primaries, 283,081 voted on the Democratic ballot (a 57% increase from 2014) and 589,533 on the Republican ballot (up 36%).

Turnout for the runoffs was much lighter, with only 431,328 ballots cast, or 12.7% of those eligible. Turnout in Jefferson County was on par with the state, at 12.6%. It was slightly lower in Shelby County (11.0%) and St Clair County (10.1%), higher in Walker County (25%), Chilton County (18%) and Bibb County (17%), and very low in Tuscaloosa County (5.9%). In many cases runoffs for local offices appeared to drive voters to the polls more than statewide offices, especially with no gubernatorial nomination on the ballot.

Democratic primary

Federal offices

Statewide offices

  • Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice

Alabama State House of Representatives

Alabama State Senate

Jefferson County offices

  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 1
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 5
  • 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 27
  • Jefferson County Probate Court Judge, Place 1

Shelby County offices

Republican Primary

Federal offices

Statewide offices

  • Attorney General of Alabama
  • Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Place 1
    • Sarah Stewart, 134,175 votes (29.4%), 179,962 votes (56.7%) in runoff, winner
    • Brad Mendheim (incumbent), 198,206 votes (43.4%), 137,621 votes (43.3%) in runoff
    • Debra Jones, 124,551 votes (27.3%)
  • Alabama Supreme Court Justice, Place 4
  • 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
    • Jeremy Oden (incumbent), 215,540 votes (50.3%), winner
    • Jim Bonner, 212,646 votes (49.7%, censured by Alabama Republican Party)
  • 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 4
  • Jefferson County Sheriff
  • Jefferson County District Attorney'
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 9
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 16
  • Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 27
  • Jefferson County Probate Court Judge, Place 1


References

  • Gore, Leada (July 18, 2018) "Alabama primary runoff 2018: How bad was voter turnout? 1 county reported 0.59%." The Birmingham News

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