Alabama’s general election is less than 100 days away now and it is turning out to be of more importance than we imagined. 

Republicans are hoping, though a long shot, to regain a super majority of the U.S. Senate this year and Alabama is critical to that cause. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov.3. Alabama is one of 33 states that elect or re-elect one or more senators that day.

Weeks ago, it was thought that Democrat Doug Jones would have an easy time getting reelected.

However, Auburn’s Tommy Tuberville changed that with his lopsided victory in the Republican primary. Tuberville is now considered a potential winner even though this is his first political race.

Republicans will be defending 23 seats in the general election of 2020, even with special elections in Arizona and Georgia. The Democratic Party will be defending 12 seats and need to add three or four seats to gain a majority.

All 435 seats are up for reelection for House of Representatives. 

Because of the Presidential election this year, the election is expected to have a heavy turnout in November.

For absentee ballots ,check with the Secretary of State John H, Merrill’s webpage for acquiring a ballot. This site also has information on registering to vote, voting sites, and general information that will help individuals walk through the election and voting process.


Retired Auburn Attorney Don Eddins is publisher of The Auburn Villager newspaper and the online publication, Before going into law, he was state Capitol reporter for The Huntsville Times and state editor for The Columbus Ledger. In college, he was sports editor of The Auburn Plainsman. Email him your comments about the newspaper to

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