Vote

The polls will open Tuesday for the Republican and Democratic primaries with a number of local, state and national positions on the ballots.

The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Locally, residents will have a chance to choose a candidate for the Lee County Commission and Lee County coroner. 

Current coroner Bill Harris is being challenged by Wes Goodson in the Republican primary, while Democrats Kami Billingslea, Elizabeth Burton, Arthur Dowdell and Richard LaGrand Sr. are vying to be the Democratic nominee for a seat on the Lee County Commission. 

In the Republican primary, Randy Price, Mike Sparks and Tim Sprayberry are competing for Senate District 13 seat, while Bryan Murphy, Todd Rauch and Debbie Hamby Wood are vying for the House District 38 seat.

On the Democratic side, Johnny Ford, Terrence Johnson and incumbent Pebblin Warren are on the ballot for House District 82, while Jeremy Gray, John Harris, Pat Jones and Ronnie Reed are facing each other for the House District 83 seat.

There are a large number of alternatives for Alabama governor on both sides of the aisle, with six Democratic and five Republican candidates on the ballot. 

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, Chris Countryman, James Fields, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox, Doug Smith and Anthony White will be on the Democratic primary ballot for governor.

Republican gubernatorial candidates on the ballot include incumbent Kay Ivey, Tommy Battle, Scott Dawson, Bill Hightower and Michael McAllister, who died in April but whose name will still appear on the ballot.

Opelika native Mallory Hagan and Adia McClellan Winfrey will vie to be the Democratic candidate to face Republican Mike Rogers in the general election for 3rd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Voters will also have a chance to choose their preferred candidate for a number of other races, including for lieutenant governor, state attorney general and chief justice of the state supreme court. 

Voters must present a valid ID to vote at the poll.

Valid IDs include, a driver's license, nondriver ID, Alabama voter ID card, a state issued ID (Alabama or any other state), federal issued ID, a U.S. passport, a valid employee ID from the federal government, state of Alabama, county, municipality, board or other state entity, a valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in Alabama, a valid military ID or a valid tribal ID.

While anyone can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary, that choice will bind the voter if there is a primary runoff.  For example, only those people who voted in the Republican primary, or didn't vote at all, would be eligible to cast a vote in a Republican primary runoff. 

For more information, go to www.alabamavotes.gov.

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