Alabama will hold runoff primary elections in the Senate Republican primary, the Democratic primary for governor, the Republican primary for the 5th Congressional District and the Republican secretary of state primary.
Key race to watch: The biggest race of the day will be the runoff between Republican Senate candidates Katie Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks for their party’s nomination. Britt, who is Sen. Richard Shelby’s former chief of staff, led Brooks in Alabama’s initial primary on May 24, however she was unable to reach the more than 50% vote threshold to win the primary outright. Former President Trump endorsed Brooks last year but withdrew that support in March. After the first round, Brooks worked to get Trump to re-endorse him, but the former President ended up endorsing Britt.
Poll times: Polls will close across Alabama at 8 p.m. ET. Even though some polls could shut down earlier, the state will release all votes when the final locations close.
Voter eligibility: The deadline to register to vote was June 6. Voters in Alabama can only vote by mail if they have a qualifying excuse. June 14 was the last day an eligible voter could apply for an absentee ballot by mail, and voters had until June 16 to apply for one in person.
Eligible voters had until June 20 to hand-deliver absentee ballots and all absentee ballots returned by mail but be received by noon ET on June 21. Alabama doesn’t offer in-person early voting to the general public, but voters who are eligible to vote by mail can vote in person if they choose.
Alabama does not have political party registration. Voters who did not vote in a primary election can choose either party’s ballot in a primary runoff election. If a person voted in a regular primary election in May, they may only participate in the same party’s runoff elections. Alabama requires voter ID at the polls. A full list of valid IDs can be found here.
How ballots are counted: Alabama election officials can begin processing mail ballots on Election Day. Reporting order varies by county.