MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It may be a primary, but some races may be decided on Tuesday.
One such race is that for Madison County Superintendent. All three primary candidates are running as Republicans.
Because of this, some parents could miss out on the opportunity to vote for one of the candidates unless they pick up a Republican primary ballot.
This year Democrats didn’t get a superintendent candidate on the ballot.
“It’s very disappointing,” said Clete Wetli, Chair of the Madison County Democratic Party. “One of the things we want to do as Democrats moving forward is making sure we have someone running in every single race. Obviously we are very disappointed we don’t have a contender in that race.”
Voters could pass on the Democratic ballot in favor of voting in the Superintendent’s race. But Wetli says they don’t want voters to overlook other important races.
“I think it’s important for people to vote, but I think they need to understand there are other races that are equally important, if not more important, than the superintendent’s race.”
The primary race could lead to a runoff, in which case everyone would get a chance to vote for the candidates. But it is not guaranteed. If one of the three candidates does get the majority of votes on Tuesday, parents could miss their opportunity to cast a vote.