A guide to the Chambers County primary elections ballot

Published 10:00 am Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Primary elections are fast approaching, meaning voters in Chambers County need to prepare for when it’s time to go to the polls. 

In Alabama, there will be a Democratic ballot and a Republican ballot for the primary election on March 5. When voters go to the polling station, they will ask for either a democratic or republican ballot. 

That means, for example, that the two Democratic candidates running for the District 1 school board seat will only be on the Democrat ballot and the two Republican candidates running for school superintendent will only be on the republican ballot. 

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Unopposed candidates do not show up on the ballots during the primary election.

The local primary election also coincides with the national presidential election so on March 5, voters will also see their party’s presidential candidates listed on the ballot.

On both ballots, voters will be asked statewide to vote on whether the Alabama Constitution adopts Amendment number 1, which authorizes legislation to be considered before education and general fund budgets are passed.

Democratic ballot

Locally, the Democratic ballot will feature Chambers County School Board District 1 opponents Jeffery Finch, who is the incumbent, and Frederick “Reco” Newton. These candidates will only be on ballots for those living in district 1. 

The Democratic presidential candidates are Joe Biden and Dean Phillips. You can also vote uncommitted on both ballots. Voters will also vote for no more than four delegates for the 2024 Democratic National Convention, Third Congressional District, based on their presidential vote. 

For Biden, the delegate candidates are Jeremy Gray, Pam Howard, Kyle Pierce and Ciara Smith. For “uncommitted,” the delegate is John Squire. 

Republican ballot

On the republican ballot, two key local races are featured. 

Chambers County School Superintendent candidates Sharon Weldon and incumbent Casey Chambley are running in the Republican primary, as are probate judge candidates Troy Davis and incumbent Paul Story.

The Republican presidential candidates are Donald Trump, Nikki Haley and Ryan Binkley. The candidates for the 2024 United States Representative, Third Congressional District, are Barron Rae Bevels, Bryan Newell and Mike Rogers. 

There are additional national elections on the ballot for Republican candidates. 

Sarah Stewart and Bryan Taylor are running for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The candidates for Court of Civil Appeals Judge, place 2, are Chad Hanson and Stephen Davis Parker. Rich Anderson and Thomas Govan are the candidates for the Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, place 2. Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Robert McCollum will be on the Republican ballot for Public Service Commission president.