2020 Elections

Presidential election is Tuesday

Election day is here at last.
Voters in Marion County and across the nation will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to decide who will be the next president of the United States. Polls in Alabama will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The last day to request an absentee ballot will be Thursday, Oct. 29. Those must be hand-delivered or postmarked by Monday, Nov. 2. Those interested in voting absentee should contact Marion County Absentee Election Manager Denise Mixon at (205) 921-7451. Her office is located on the second floor of the Marion County Courthouse in Hamilton.

Primary absentee ballots now available

Voter’s may now apply for vote absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 Presidential Election.
Absentee ballot application processing began on Monday, Sept. 14,  on the second floor of the Marion County Courthouse, according to Marion County Circuit Clerk Denise Mixon, who serves as the county’s absentee election manager.
Absentee applications are also being processed online at alabamavotes.gov.
Per changes made this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any qualified voter can vote absentee by mail or in person, according to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.


Municipal qualifying starts July 7

If 2020 hasn’t been interesting enough already, preparations for municipal elections are underway.
Local talk in Marion County is already turning to who will--or won’t--run in local municipal elections in 2020. As happens every four years, all positions for mayor, as well as all city or town council seats, are up for election across Marion County.
According to election materials provided by the Alabama League of Municipalities, this year’s municipal election date has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Are you registered to vote?

Don’t be caught unprepared for the Republican Primary runoff election on Thursday, July 14.
Voters have until Monday, June 29, to register to participate in this year’s primary election.
Two Republican races will be on the July 14 runoff ticket: the Alabama Senate race between Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville and the race for Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place 2 between Beth Kellum and Will Smith.
The winner of the senate runoff will face incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D).


Delegates explained

When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, March 3, they are going to be confronted with—depending on the party ballot they choose—a list of decisions to make regarding persons who are not running for a political office, but another important political function.

Sessions reaffirms Trump support, agenda

HAMILTON – Jeff Sessions, who is seeking to regain his old Senate seat in Alabama, says he is supporting the president and his agenda despite President Donald Trump criticizing and pushing Sessions out of his cabinet last year.
The 73-year-old politician from Mobile announced he was running for his old Senate seat on Nov. 7, 2019—the day before qualifying ended. He had served in the position for 20 years before accepting an appointment from President Donald Trump as the U.S. Attorney General in 2017.

Primary absentee ballots now available

HAMILTON – Absentee ballots for the Tuesday, March 3, primary are now in at the Marion County Courthouse, Marion County Circuit Clerk Denise Mixon said.
Election-related deadlines were announced in advance of the primary, which will involve presidential primaries for the two parties, plus a number of state and local elections.
Mixon, who will also serve as the absentee election manager during the primary, said absentee balloting would start today (Wednesday, Jan. 8).

Last Marion County Democrat goes red

The last remaining elected Marion County Democrat, constable Joe Vasquez (left), has qualified as a Republican to run for reelection in the 2020 elections. Also shown is Marion County Republican Party Chairman David Hall.

As qualifying comes to an end, Marion County’s last remaining elected Democrat has switched parties.
According the Marion County Republican Party Chairman David Hall, Marion County Precinct 15 Constable Joe Vasquez, has qualified as a Republican for the 2020 elections.
“The Marion County Republican Executive Committee met Tuesday, Oct. 29, and voted unanimously to allow Joe Vasquez to switch parties,” Hall said.
Commenting on the switch, Marion County Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Cobb said, “I’m very disappointed this happened.