Elections 2020

New Report Outlines Voter Suppression In 2020 Election

A new report says Alabama did not do enough during the 2020 election to make voting easier for residents. But the Sec. of State disagrees.

Concerns Raised About COVID At Horizon Church Polling Place After Worker Tests Positive

Voters who cast their ballots last week at Horizon Church may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Alabama Democrats Celebrate Biden Victory

Alabama Democrats celebrated the news that Joe Biden was declared the winner in the 2020 presidential race.

Big Turnout But No Major Problems At Jefferson County Precincts

About 64% of registered voters in Jefferson County turned out to vote in Tuesday's general election, according to the county's website.

Alabama Moves One Step Closer To Removing Racist Language From State Constitution

Alabama voters approved an amendment to remove racist language from the state constitution. But change won't be fast and there are more hurdles to clear.

Voters Change Constitution With Votes For At Least Five Amendments

Five of the six statewide amendments on Alabama’s ballot passed Tuesday.

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Trump Sweeps Alabama, Tuberville Ousts Jones for Senate Seat

Trump won Alabama overwhelmingly Tuesday night over Democrat Joe Biden.

Tommy Tuberville Wins Alabama U.S. Senate Race

Tommy Tuberville will serve as the next U.S. senator from Alabama. He'll serve alongside current U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby.

2020 BirminghamWatch Voter Guide: Finally, Voters Are Streaming Into Polls for Election Day 2020

Voters are turning out Tuesday to vote in the 2020 general election.

Deeply Red Alabama Returns To Form With Tuberville Win

Republican Tommy Tuberville defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.

Jeffco Election Officials Work Through The Weekend To Fix Absentee Ballots

Some voters in Jefferson County have already come in to "cure" their ballots and can continue to do so before the deadline on Monday, November 2, at 5 p.m.

2020 BirminghamWatch Voter Guide

Your guide to the 2020 Election.

Today Is The Deadline To Apply To Vote By Absentee

Today, Thursday, Oct. 29, is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot.

Some Jeffco Absentee Ballots In Jeopardy After Court Rulings

Local election officials say they're doing what they can to ensure every vote counts.

2020 Voter Guide: Jones Meets Tuberville In Scrimmage To Claim U.S. Senate Seat

This voter guide includes sample ballots, breakdowns of the constitutional amendments up for a vote and profiles of candidates.

Uncertainty Looms Over Validity Of Some Jefferson County Absentee Ballots

County voters who used a waiver to bypass the state's witness or notary requirements are unsure whether their absentee ballots will be counted.

Activists Travel To Alabama To Canvass Marginalized Voters

Voting rights activists stopped in Alabama as part of a six-state tour to fight voter suppression in states where voter turnout is key.

Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting In Alabama, An Option During Pandemic

The Alabama secretary of state and attorney general hailed the order as a victory.

Your Guide To Alabama’s 2020 Constitutional Amendments

Changes to voting, the judicial system and the Alabama Constitution itself are on the ballot.

County Commission Votes To Open The Courthouses For Saturday Absentee Voting

The Jefferson County Commission voted unanimously Friday to open the courthouses in Birmingham and Bessemer for in-person absentee voting.

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Federal Court Says ID, Witnesses Required For Absentee Voting

To vote absentee you must now provide a photo ID and have the signatures of two witnesses or a notary.

Jefferson County Election Officials Consider Offering Absentee Voting On A Weekend

"The volume of absentee voting that we're seeing is truly unprecedented and we're doing it in the midst of a pandemic," said Jefferson County Probate Judge James Naftel.

Jefferson County Clerk’s Office Redesigns To Handle Throngs Of Voters

It was a working weekend of those in the clerk’s office as they set the stage for what they hope is a more efficient processing of in-person absentee voters.

Secretary of State Intervenes As Frustration Mounts Among Jefferson County Voters

The Alabama Secretary of State's Office created a new plan to help Jefferson County with its long absentee voting lines and understaffing, but specifics of the plan remain unclear.

Municipalities In Jefferson County Elect New Mayors In Runoffs

The cities of Homewood and Center Point have named new mayors. Meanwhile, the city of Fairfield has reelected its mayor after a runoff election.

With Voters More Polarized, Alabama Straight Ticket Voting Expected to Increase

Alabama is one of six states that still allows straight ticket voting, and it is increasingly popular.

What You Can Do About Election Disinformation

Disinformation this election is not just about Russia. But there are ways to be on guard.

State Republicans Criticize Doug Jones For Opposing Supreme Court Nominee

Republican party leaders say Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is making Alabama look weak by refusing to meet with Supreme Court nominee Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Jones Hopes To Defy Political Odds Again

Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones won a special election in deeply conservative Alabama in 2017. He maintains he can do it again in November.

Alabama Secretary Of State: There Will Be No Delay In Reporting November Election Results

Demand for absentee ballots is expected to surge because of the pandemic. Secretary of State John Merrill is confident election officials can handle the increase.

Jones Starts Last Leg Of Campaign With Almost 16 Times As Much Money As Tuberville

Democrat U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is heading into the November election with more cash on hand than competitor Tommy Tuberville, according to reports the candidates filed Wednesday with the Federal Elections Commission.

Analysis: Trump’s Endorsement Helped Tuberville Win Amid Low Turnout

Tommy Tuberville defeated Jeff Sessions to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Tuesday's runoff election. Here's a recap of the race and a look at what to expect in the months ahead.