Primary election is March 3

Published 7:51 pm Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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The primary elections are now four weeks away, and although there are no county races, there are several races that directly impact the county.

The race with the most direct representation of Pike County will be the race for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.

There are seven Republican candidates competing to represent Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives after six-term incumbent Martha Roby announced that she would not seek reelection. The candidates are Thomas W. Brown Jr., Jeff Coleman, Terri Hasdorff, Troy King, Barry Moore, Bob Rogers and Jessica Taylor. All seven candidates attended the January meeting of the Pike County Republican Women and shared their platforms.

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Two Democratic candidates will vie to earn the Democratic nomination for the seat: Phyliss Harvey-Hall and Nathan Mathis. Both candidates are expected to be at the Feb. 15 meeting of the Pike County Democrats at Trojan Center Room 119. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.

There are seven candidates running to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones for his seat. The candidates are Stanley Adair, Bradley Byrne, Arnold Mooney, Roy Moore, Ruth Page Nelson, Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tubberville. Session formerly held the seat before being appointed by Trump as U.S. attorney general. The vacancy created a special election in which Jones eventually beat out Moore for the seat.

The primary elections will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. A full list of precincts and polling places is available at the Pike County Board of Registrars. 

There have been three changes to polling locations that voters need to be aware of – the Little Oak Grocery Store polling place has been changed to Scott Farm Supply, the polling place formerly at the Hastings Building in Brundidge has been moved to Brundidge Station, and the National Guard Armory polling place has been switched to the Collegedale Church of Christ.

Probate Judge Michael Bunn said these changes have been advertised and notification has already been sent through the mail to voters in these precincts making them aware of the change. Voters with questions about their precincts can contact the Pike County Board of Registrars at 334-566-1757.

There is still time to register to vote; the deadline is  Feb. 15. There is also still time to request an absentee ballot; the deadline is Feb. 27. The deadline to return a completed absentee ballot is March 2. For a full list of absentee ballot changes, click here.