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14 percent voter turnout Tuesday in Madison County, and that’s rounding up

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Fewer than 32,000 votes were cast in Tuesday’s primary election in Madison County.  That equates to 13.86% of the county’s 228,409 registered voters showing up at the polls.

Frank Barger, Elections Administrator for Madison County, said 82.06% of the votes cast were Republican ballots and 17.94% were Democratic ballots.

See election results here.  Get ready to vote again on July 15, which is the date of the primary runoff.  There will be far fewer races on the ballot, but you’ll see a few in Madison County — all are Republican:

Secretary of State – John Merrill & Reese McKinney
State Auditor – Jim Zeigler & Dale Peterson
Public Service Commission, Place No. 2 – Chris “Chip” Beeker and Terry Dunn
Madison County Superintendent of Education – Matt Massey and Ronnie Blair

The winners of these races, and those who won outright on Tuesday, will advance to the November 4 general election.

We’re working to compile a list of other runoff races throughout north Alabama.  Please check later in the day for the update.


  • Bill

    And we wonder why we have such incompedent politicans leading this state and country???? There are third world countries that have 90% plus turnouts to vote. They are threathened with DEATH if they vote….but they still turn out to do their duty. Fotr those who couldn’t get off their dead a—‘s or stop on the way home from work, YOU deserve to get what you get in regards to hopeless leaders.
    We ahve military folks dying to protect your RIGHT to vote and live a SAFE life. How dare you dishonor their sacrifice!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Skillpot

    Having been one of the ones who turned out to vote, I can say that this is disgusting! But, I contribute the laxie-dayze attitude due too the crape coming out of the White House, The Congress, and The SCOTUS!

    • Branko Pezdi

      ummmmmm …. no. The reason is that it’s a minor primary election in the off season. The same “crape coming out of the White House, The Congress, and The SCOTUS” will result in better than average turnout this coming November for an election that really counts!

      • Skillpot

        But, come November, if the turnout is low as in June, then the Freebie Voters across the country will have a feast with Hillary!

  • Nuclear Mike

    The power to just get your name on the ballot can be enough to be “given” the office when the voter turnout is so dismal.

  • Michael

    I can’t say it’s necessarily a BAD thing. I’ve never been one of those “Just go vote! VOTE VOTE VOTE!” kinda people. I believe that if you really don’t know what you’re voting on, stay at home. I don’t hold it against you.

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