We’ll update this blog throughout the evening! Keep checking in for updates.
Governor Bentley Issues Statement on Voter Approval of Amendment 2
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley released the following statement upon voter approval of Amendment 2, which will help the state attract more jobs from new and expanding industries:
“I want to thank the people of Alabama for approving Amendment 2 and allowing us to continue bringing more new jobs to this state,” Governor Bentley said. “Since taking office, my Administration has announced well over 26,000 new jobs for communities across Alabama. Amendment 2 will allow us to build on that progress. Job creation remains my number-one priority, and my efforts to attract more jobs will continue until everyone who wants a job is able to find one.”
Rogersville goes wet. The yes votes win 290 to 213.
Updated numbers for Madison County: With 56/75 precincts reporting, Patty Demos is winning Probate Judge’s race, Chris Comer handily winning Circuit Judge Place 6 race, Eddie Sisk winning District 3 Commission race. Roger Jones and Tim McNeese are very close in the District 1 Commission race.
Results finally coming in now from Alabama Secretary of State’s Office. Many of the county courthouses in north Alabama are reporting numbers now, too: http://whnt.com/election-results/
Boaz goes wet. Yes – 1489, No – 1333
Priceville goes wet. Someone from the city tells us they still have 15 provisional ballots to count. But here are the numbers they have at this time:
Election results are starting to come in for Alabama. http://whnt.com/election-results/
From WHNT News 19′s Matt Kroschel: Long line remains outside of Oakwood University Church – Light rain falling on people in line waiting to cast their vote.
Polls are now closed. We hope to have results any minute. http://whnt.com/election-results
Picture of people in line at Oakwood University Church, from WHNT News 19′s Matt Kroschel.
Election official estimates wait time is 4 HOURS. We’re there to see what happens at 7pm.
There’s a very long line at Oakwood University Church, as voting winds down. There’s been huge turnout there today. Huntsville Police are there to direct traffic. If you drive by here on your way home, please be aware you may get stuck in traffic.
We do want to show you this picture – Annie Young of Fort Payne voted today. She’s 101 years old. A poll worker brought a ballot to her car.
Ms. Young’s granddaughter, Lynn Black Owens, sent us the picture. What an inspiration!
It’s just before 6pm. You have about an hour to vote. Lines are long in several locations, so please get in line now if you plan to vote in today’s election.