Crossover Voting not allowed in Tuesday's runoff

Voting rule went into effect July 1st

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - Tuesday is Election Day and thousands across the state of Alabama will cast their ballots in the Republican Senate Runoff between Luther Strange and Roy Moore.

In Madison County just over 250,000 people are registered to vote, but the officials say they can't really tell what voter turnout is expected to be Tuesday.

Some 600 absentee ballots were requested and as of Monday morning and over 500 had been submitted.

This is the Republican Primary, so cross-over voting will not be allowed. It's a rule that took effect July 1 of this year.

"If you voted last time in the Democrat primary, you won't be allowed to vote in the Republican runoff election," said Lynda Hairston, Madison Co. Registrars Office Chairman.

If you voted in the Republican primary, you can vote in the Republican runoff.

If you did not vote in the primary election, you can vote in the Republican runoff.

Polls open Tuesday at 7am and close at 7pm.

According to ACT # 2017-340, Section 2 (a), if an elector votes in a Primary Election, he or she may vote in a subsequent primary runoff election only if he or she voted in the Primary Election of the same political party for which the runoff election is being held. For those persons who did not vote in a Primary Election, they may choose either party's ballot in a Primary Run-Off election.

See more details on Crossover Voting rules here.


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