Election 2022: Britt v. Brooks in ‘strangest, most dramatic’ race of 2022; live runoff updates – AL.com

Alabamians will go to the polls today (Tuesday, June 21) to cast a ballot in party runoffs.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. You can go here to see more on where to vote, sample ballots and more.

1:49 p.m. A national perspective on Alabama races

From Politico: “Republican voters will effectively pick the next member of Congress for a handful of open, deep-red congressional seats in Tuesday’s primaries — including a Senate seat in Alabama that’s been the subject of one of the strangest and most dramatic races of 2022.”

You can read the story here.

1:45 p.m. Secretary of State candidate votes

12:59 p.m. – Another poll location open late

Precinct 1110 at Don Hawkins Park and Recreation Center on Roebuck Blvd. in Jefferson County will remain open for voters until 8:30 p.m. The expanded hours are due to ballots not being available to the public at 7 a.m. when the location opened.

12:43 – From around the country

8 Primaries and Runoffs To Watch In Alabama, Georgia And Virginia

12:24 p.m. – More on some down ballot races

Tight GOP contest for Alabama Secretary of State highlights down ballot runoffs

11:01 a.m. – Voting in Madison

10:33 p.m. – More from Jim Zeigler

10:25 p.m. – Voting time extended in Montgomery

A problem with software today means voters in Montgomery County will have additional time to cast their ballots.

WSFA reports the issues prevented voters from checking in until 7:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, 45 minutes after the polls were supposed to open. The closing time for polls in Montgomery County – 7 p.m. – has been extended until 7:45 p.m.

9:38 a.m. – Low turnout is expected for today’s runoff. The turnout for May’s primary was only 23%.

9:36 a.m. – Ivey won the Republican nomination without a runoff in May.

8:58 a.m. – From AL.com’s John Sharp

8:29 a.m. – A reminder that crossover voting is illegal in Alabama. Here’s more on that.

7:35 a.m. – Polls have been open for roughly 30 minutes. Just a reminder you will need picture ID to vote. You can see a list of acceptable ID here.

Earlier:

Headlining the day will be the GOP showdown to replace retiring Republican U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. The race pits Katie Britt, former CEO of the Business Council of Alabama and the top vote getter in the May primary, and Huntsville Congressman Mo Brooks.

The winner of the Britt and Brooks runoff will represent the Republican Primary in the November General election, facing Democrat Will Boyd, who is a pastor, and the Libertarian candidate, John Sophocleus, a former Auburn University professor.

The Democratic runoff is headlined by the governor’s race.

Retired educator Yolanda Flowers, of Birmingham, will face state senator and attorney Malika Sanders Fortier of Selma. Flowers got 33.87% of the vote in the May 24 primary and Fortier got 32.52% in a crowded field.

The winner will face Republican incumbent Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who won the May 24 GOP primary race without the need for a runoff against a field of eight opponents, and Libertarian candidate Dr. James “Jimmy” Blake, a former member of Birmingham City Council.

You can keep up with all election results here after polls close at 7 p.m.

Here’s a look at other election day news:

Brooks and Britt final sprint to the Alabama GOP Senate runoff

Tight GOP contest for Alabama Secretary of State highlights down ballot runoffs

Yolanda Flowers cites background in education, faith in Democratic race for governor

Alabama governor candidate Malika Fortier inspired by civil rights roots, Christian faith

Primary runoff day in Alabama is Tuesday: What time do polls open? Close? Sample ballots

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