Crossover Voter Law Answers

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

ALGOP 150th Anniversary

The ALGOP 150th Birthday Celebration will be held at the Wynfield Estate in Montgomery, AL on Friday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m.

The last day to purchase tickets is September 29th. Get your tickets now to join for us for this once in a lifetime occasion.

Purchase your tickets HERE

150th Anniversary

 

Vote Today!

The primary election for U.S. Senate is today, August 15, 2017. The polls in Madison County will be open from 7AM to 7PM.

We have a special Election Page at http://mgop.org/vote
with details of the candidates and key election information.

Make sure you vote in this very important election!

Alabama GOP Celebrates 150th Birthday

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 one of the largest state parties.

“The Republican Party was founded as an anti-slavery organization. History shows us that our party supported the right for women to vote and demanded freedom and voting rights for African Americans. In 1874, there were 33 Republican African Americans elected to the Alabama State Legislature. It was the Democrat Party who fought against these issues.”

“We are proud to celebrate the formation of the ALGOP 150 years ago and our glorious history of supporting these simple human rights. Today, we are proud to support the rights of the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. Like most Alabamians, we believe that the free market knows best for our nation verses a cumbersome overreaching government. We will continue to fight and guard the principles and values of our Party’s platform.”

“On this sesquicentennial milestone birthday, we pause to recall America’s founding fathers and the great sacrifices they made to preserve our liberty and freedom. We remember those who have served in our military so we may keep the greatest nation on earth free.”

“So, Happy 150th Birthday to our Alabama Republican ‘family’! Your actions, prayers and devotion have changed our state and our nation for the better. We applaud you for remaining invested in our growth and for continuing to guard the historic strides we have made. Join us as we celebrate the past, present and the future of the Alabama Republican Party!”

“It is an honor to stand with our members, supporters and voters to continue our focus on implementing conservative policies for our state and our people. It truly is the best birthday present of all. May God continue to bless our nation and our beloved state. It’s great to be an Alabama Republican!”

Mrs. Terry Lathan

Chairman, Alabama Republican Party

Take a few minutes on this special occasion to read the history of the ALGOP at: www.algop.org/about-us/history-of-algop/

and visit the platform of the Republican National Committee at:
www.gop.com/the-2016-republican-party-platform/

New Alabama Law Prohibits Crossover Voting

Alabama Voting Machine

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 the race for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The primary election will be August 15, 2017 and the runoff election will be September 26, 2017.

Information on the election is available at http://mgop.org/vote

If you have any questions regarding this new rule, please contact the GOP using our Contact Us form.

Sheriff Blake Dorning Announces Retirement

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.

Sheriff Blake Dorning

US Senate Candidates

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

MCREC Officers Elected

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!

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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