March 3 primary: precincts, ballots, where to watch results

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Updated March 1, 2020 at 5 p.m.

CULLMAN, Ala. – When voters go to the polls for Alabama’s primary election this Tuesday, March 3, they will have several things to consider. Due to a lack of candidates, with the exception of those running for president, Democrats will see a much smaller ballot than Republicans. The Republican ballot will include two local races: Cullman County Commission Chairman, in which Wiley Kitchens, Philip Widner and Jeff “Clem” Clemons are challenging Chairman Kenneth Walker, and Cullman County Board of Education, District One (West Point), in which Wayne Willingham is challenging Gene Sullins.

Both parties’ voters will consider the highly-debated 1-cent sales tax and a constitutional amendment that would alter the selection process for the Alabama State Board of Education.

Voting Precincts

Cullman County voters should be aware that the following precincts have moved and/or changed their names in the past year:

Precinct 33 has been moved from the Baldwin Community Center and renamed the Baldwin Family Life Center. The new address is 95 County Road 1153, Cullman, AL 35057.

Precinct 6-2 has been moved from Colony Town Hall to the Colony Education Complex. The new address is 151 Byars Road, Hanceville, AL 35077.

Precinct 1-1 has been moved from the Cullman Civic Center to the Donald E. Green Senior Center. The new address is 1625 Cleveland Ave. SW, Cullman, AL 35055.

Precinct 5 has been moved from Stouts Mountain Baptist Church in the old fellowship hall to Stouts Mountain Baptist Church in the new fellowship hall. The new address is 3773 County Road 522, Hanceville, AL 35077.

Precinct 27 has been moved from the White City Community Center to the Johnson’s Crossing Volunteer Fire Department. The new address is 1544 County Road 617, Hanceville, AL 35077.

Find your polling location at www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes.

Remember!

Alabama voters have to declare a party before they cast their ballots. That means, when you show up to your polling place, you’ll have to choose to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary. You can’t vote in both. Important to remember is whichever party you choose on March 3 is the party you have to stick with if there happens to be a run-off election March 31. For example, if you vote Republican March 3, and there’s a run-off on the Democratic ticket, you can’t vote in that run-off. That rule, the crossover voting rule, only applies to primary elections. In the November general election, both parties will be on your ballot.

Also remember, all Alabama voters are required to show photo identification before voting. Types of IDs accepted are valid driver’s license, valid nondriver ID, valid Alabama photo voter ID, valid state-issued ID, valid federal-issued ID, valid US passport, valid employee ID from federal government, State of Alabama, county, municipality, board or other entity of this state, valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools), valid military ID or valid tribal ID.

Find out more, including your polling location, at www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes.

Ballots

Appearing on both parties’ ballots

State Constitutional amendment

PROPOSED STATEWIDE AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE:

“Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to change the name of the State Board of Education to the Alabama Commission on Elementary and Secondary Education; to provide for the appointment of the members of the commission by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate; to change the name of the State Superintendent of Education to the Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education; to provide for the appointment of the secretary by the commission, subject to confirmation by the Senate; and to authorize the Governor to appoint a team of local educators and other officials to advise the commission on matters relating to the functioning and duties of the State Department of Education. (Proposed by Act 2019-345)”

If this amendment passes, voters will no longer elect members of the Alabama State Board of Education; instead, they will be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Alabama Senate. Likewise, the state superintendent will no longer be elected, but will be appointed by the board/commission, subject to Senate approval.

Cullman County education sales tax

COUNTYWIDE ONE CENT (.01) SALES AND USE TAX REFERENDUM 

“Do you support a countywide one cent (.01) sales and use tax for the public schools within Cullman County, Alabama? This tax must be used exclusively for public school purposes. Further, these taxes would be distributed countywide to the local boards of education in Cullman County ‘on the same basis of the total calculated costs for the Foundation Program for those local boards of education within the county.’ This tax would begin July 1, 2020.”

If this measure passes, a 1 cent per dollar increase to the county’s sales tax will be distributed to Cullman County and City schools based on enrollment, with county schools receiving approximately 77% and city schools receiving approximately 23%. For the county system, the Cullman County Board of Education said the revenues will be used for campus security, facility improvements and the development of a new career technical education facility.

Democratic ballot

President

  • Michael Bennet 
  • Joseph R. Biden 
  • Michael R. Bloomberg 
  • Cory Booker 
  • Pete Buttigieg 
  • Julian Castro
  • John K. Delaney 
  • Tulsi Gabbard 
  • Amy Klobuchar 
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Tom Steyer 
  • Elizabeth Warren 
  • Marianne Williamson 
  • Andrew Yang 
  • Uncommitted

U.S. Senate – Doug Jones does not appear on the primary ballot, since he is unopposed in the primary.

President, Public Service Commission 

  • Laura Casey
  • Robert L. Mardis, III

Democratic National Convention Delegates

According to the instructions, “After selecting your Presidential candidate, vote for not more than three (3) delegate candidates pledged to that candidate. If you selected uncommitted, vote for not more than three (3) uncommitted delegate candidates. Votes for delegate candidates pledged to someone other than your Presidential selection ARE NOT ALLOWED UNDER DEMOCRATIC PARTY RULES.”

Joseph Biden delegates

  • Robert Avery
  • Maudie Bedford
  • Roger Bedford
  • Charles E. Ohare, Jr. 
  • Nicholas J. Shabel
  • Jim Spearman
  • Robert T. “Bob” Wilson, Jr.

Pete Buttigieg delegates

  • Phillip Chandler
  • Laura K. Gregory
  • William Smith

Bernie Sanders delegates

  • Stan Glasscox
  • Jared D. Vaughn
  • Tabatha Vaughn
  • C “CiCe” Whiteside-Curry

Elizabeth Warren delegates

  • Peggy Baker
  • John C. Brown
  • Kyah Harris
  • Tom Johnson
  • Dakota Nichols

Andrew Yang delegates

  • Dax Atkins

Uncommitted delegates

  • Yvonne Gist Foster
  • James Parker

Republican ballot

President

  • Donald J. Trump
  • Bill Weld
  • Uncommitted

U.S. Senate

  • Stanley Adair
  • Bradley Byrne
  • Arnold Mooney
  • Roy Moore
  • Ruth Page Nelson
  • Jeff Sessions
  • Tommy Tuberville

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Place One

  • Greg Shaw
  • Cam Ward 

Judge, Court of Civil Appeals, Place Two

  • Phillip Bahakel
  • Matt Fridy 

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place One

  • Melvin Hasting
  • Mary Windom 

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place Two 

  • Jill Ganus
  • Beth Kellum
  • Will Smith

Public Service Commission President

  • Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
  • Robin Litaker

Cullman County Commission Chairman

  • Jeff “Clem” Clemons
  • Wiley Kitchens
  • Kenneth Walker (incumbent)
  • Philip Widner

Cullman County Board of Education, District One (West Point)

  • Gene Sullins (incumbent)
  • Wayne Willingham

Statewide delegates to the Republican National Convention

According to the instructions, “Votes for delegate candidates pledged to someone other than the voter’s choice for President ARE NOT ALLOWED UNDER REPUBLICAN PARTY RULES. The names of unopposed delegates do not appear on the ballot.”

Unless otherwise noted, all delegates are for President Donald Trump.

Vote for one delegate in each place.

Place One (Trump)

  • Kay Ivey
  • Jim Zeigler

Place One (uncommitted)

  • S. Mark Booth
  • Tim Huddleston

Place Two

  • Bill Harris
  • Steven King

Place Three

  • America Cross Carswell
  • Donald Trent Jones
  • Tom Parker

Place Four

  • James “Jim” Bennett
  • Margaret S. Clarke
  • Chad Hanson
  • Danny Perry
  • Will Smith

Place Five (Trump)

  • Steven King
  • J.T “Jabo” Waggoner

Place Five (Weld)

  • Kelly Down Schultz
  • Kathleen Zimmerman

Place Six

  • Dottie Kemp Beaver 
  • Forrest Burke
  • James Dean
  • William N. “Bill” Dunn
  • James Henderson
  • Gene Piatowski

Place Seven

  • Bob Baccus
  • Carla King
  • Joe Lovvorn

Place Eight

  • Linda Evans Baccus
  • Arnold Mooney

Place Nine

  • Dona Barnes
  • Cam Ward

Place Ten

  • Bethany Busenlehner
  • Ben Harrison
  • Perry Hooper

Place 11

  • Dennis H. Beavers
  • Colin Luke
  • Cindy C. Monaghan-Holcomb

Place 12

  • Ginger McCord Barbee
  • Deanna Frankowski
  • James Mathews

Place 13

  • Chuck Clarke
  • Greg Cook
  • Greg Fanin
  • Alva M. Lambert
  • Grady H. Thornton

Place 14

  • Vicki Self Bailey
  • Chris Brown

Place 15

  • Joseph Matthew Domnanovich
  • Don Fisher
  • Dottie James Parker
  • Joe Williams

Place 16

  • Joe Freeman
  • Will Matthews
  • Pat McCain Wilson

Place 17

  • Sallie Bryant
  • Fred Joly
  • Cate Summer

Place 18

  • Adam Bourne
  • Julie Clausen
  • Bradley Cox
  • Susan DuBose

Place 19

  • Paul DeMarco
  • Timothy (Tim) Wadsworth

Place 20

  • Freddy Ard
  • Hannah Sorrell

Place 21

  • Michael Brooks
  • Vickie Evans Fuller
  • Charles Knight
  • Marshall Yates

Place 22

  • Johnny Amari
  • Robin Hines Foy
  • Elbert Peters

Place 23

  • Nick Adams
  • Sue Alexander
  • Carson M. Butler
  • Kyle South

Place 24

  • Marcy Simpson Brown
  • Chad Kilgore
  • Tom J. Richardson
  • Cathy Joanne Sellers

Place 25

  • Jonathan O. Barbee
  • Caleb Conner
  • Josh Dodd

Place 26

  • Joseph Fuller
  • Joan Reynolds

Delegates to the Republican National Convention by Congressional District

Cullman County votes for delegates in the Fourth Congressional District.

Place 1

  • Wes Kitchens
  • Bonnie Sachs
  • Bradley L. “Brad” Williams

Place 2

  • Mack N. Butler
  • Bill Jr. Cleghorn
  • Jason Tiffin
  • David Wisdom

Place 3

  • Champ Crocker
  • Andrew Pinyan
  • Andrew Sorrell

For Cullman County voters, sample ballots for both the March 3 Republican and Democratic primary elections are shown below. Sample ballots can be accessed online at www.sos.alabama.gov/newsroom/prepare-polls-viewing-your-sample-ballot-2020-primary-election.

Where to watch results

Cullman County Probate Judge Tammy Brown has extended an invitation to all residents of Cullman County to come and watch as the results are verified and posted after each Cullman County voting precinct closes Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This will take place at the Cullman County Courthouse in the large courtroom on the third floor. If you have any questions about this process, contact the Probate Office Election Department at 256-775-4811.

Said Brown, “Remember to vote. Every vote counts.”

The Tribune will also be posting election results as they come in at www.Facebook.com/CullmanTribune.

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