Alabama’s new crossover voter law reads, If an elector votes in a primary election, he or she may vote in a subsequent primary runoff election only if he or she voted in the primary election of the same political party for which the runoff election is being held. Here are some questions and answers to help understand the new rules regarding the runoff election on September 26. Q: I voted Democrat in the August 15th Primary. Can I vote in the runoff? A: No. Q: I did not vote in the August 15th Primary. Can I vote in the runoff? A: Yes. Q: I voted Republican in the August 15th Primary. Can I vote in the runoff? A: Yes. We have a voter information page at: http://mgop.org/vote
The Alabama Republican Party was formed 150 years ago in Montgomery, Alabama in 1867 on June 4th and 5th. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement celebrating the Alabama Republican Party’s 150th birthday: “As the Alabama Republican Party celebrates our 150th birthday on Monday, June 5, we remember the patriarchs and matriarchs of our Party who laid a firm conservative political foundation for our state. We celebrate our hard work and remember those that never gave up in the fight to spread our message. We honor the voters of our state who stand shoulder to shoulder with us along with our elected officials who make policies that uphold our platform principles.” “The ALGOP was the majority party in our state from 1868 until 1874. The Republicans gained back control in 2010, 136 years later. Today, Alabama is currently one of the most Republican states in our nation with more »
Alabama has a new law that prohibits voters from switching their political party allegiance between a primary and any subsequent runoff election. The bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Tom Whatley, said, “If you vote in one party’s primary, you can’t switch to the other’s runoff.” A key part of the rule is that voters aren’t required to cast a primary ballot to be able to vote in the runoff. Basically, the crossover rule only applies to voters that participate in the primary election, then vote in the runoff. The text of the law reads: If an elector votes in a primary election, he or she may vote in a subsequent primary runoff election only if he or she voted in the primary election of the same political party for which the runoff election is being held. Secretary of State John Merrill plans for the law to be enforced during an anticipated September runoff in more »
At the May 20, 2017 Madison County Republican Mens Club breakfast, Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning announced that he will not seek reelection in 2018. Sheriff Dorning has served Madison County for 35 years, where he joined the Sheriff’s Department as a jailer in 1983. Blake Dorning was elected Sheriff and assumed the office in January, 2003. We congratulate Sheriff Dorning on his outstanding career. We thank him for his service to our community and for his fine example as a public servant. Sheriff Dorning will complete the remaining 18 months of his current term. Update: You can watch Sheriff Dorning’s speech on this Facebook Page. He begins talking about 4 minutes into the video.
A special election for the United States Senate in Alabama is scheduled to be held on December 12, 2017, to choose Senator Jeff Sessions’ successor and to complete the Senate term through January 2021. Sessions was confirmed by the Senate to serve as United States Attorney General on February 8, 2017, and subsequently resigned from the Senate. The Primary Election is scheduled for August 15, 2017. More details and links to campaign information are available on http://mgop.org/vote The following individuals have declared their intent to seek the office of U.S. Senate: James Paul Beretta Joseph F. Breault Randy Brinson Mo Brooks Dom Gentile Mary Maxwell Roy S. Moore Bryan Peeples Trip Pittman Luther Strange
The Madison County Republican Executive Committee (MCREC) elected their officers for 2017-2018. Congratulations to our county officers! Chairman – Sam Givhan Vice Chairman – Brad Taylor Secretary – Kathy Linden Treasurer – Linda Coats Policy Committee – Elbert Peters Policy Committee – Frances Taylor
Thank you Alabama for voting for our candidates, both for Donald Trump and for our local candidates. Congratulations to our newly elected officials! President – Donald Trump Vice President – Mike Pence U.S. Senate – Richard Shelby Congress – Mo Brooks Craig Hill – County Commission District 3 School Board, Dist. 4 – David Weis School Board, Dist. 5 – Shere Ruker
Yesterday, Governor Bentley announced that he will not accept Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding Governor Bentley’s decision: “Governor Bentley is making national news in his decision not to accept any relocation of Syrian refugees to Alabama after the tragedy in Paris. President Obama is intent on bringing 100,000 refugees into our nation with no process to check their security backgrounds.” “Americans are the most loving people on earth, however, we cannot put our safety aside in these trying times. We need to pray for the Syrians fleeing their nation and for the innocent, but at the same time our first obligation is to our nation’s safety.” “I commend Governor Bentley for making this bold move and putting the protection of Alabama families and citizens first during these trying times in our world.”