Register to vote today for runoff

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 2, 2010

Today is the last day to register to vote in the July 13 runoff election.

Sammy Glover with the county board of registrars, the office tasked with handling voter information, said there has been “some increase” in the foot traffic through the office.

“I can’t give you an exact number,” Glover said. “We’ve not been swamped. I can tell there’s been an increase, but the ones that are coming in – there’s no way to tell if they’re responding to the candidates or have just moved to the area or are just now getting around to registering to vote.”

Glover said he believes voter turnout will be “good” with more Republicans casting ballots than Democrats.

“But I think that’s because of the ballot and the number of candidates for the top offices,” he said.

Additionally, voters have one more week to apply for an absentee application, with a July 8.

Both the Republican and the Democratic parties each have candidates on the ballot for the July 13 runoff.

Top races on the Republican ticket include:

• For Governor: Bradley Byrne will face Dr. Robert Bentley. The winner of this race will face Ron Sparks in November’s general election.

• For U.S. Representative 2nd Congressional seat: Rick Barber versus Martha Roby, with the winner later facing incumbent Bobby Bright.

• For Ag Commissioner: John McMillan will face Dorman Grace, with the winner of that race facing assistant agriculture commissioner and former Florala mayor Glen Zorn on the November ballot.

• For Public Service Commission, Place No. 1: Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh is set to face Stephen Evans, with the winner facing incumbent Jan Cook in November.

On the Democratic ticket, James H. Anderson faces Giles Perkins in the race for attorney general, with the winner facing Luther Strange in the general election.

Farren Hightower of Opp made her way to the Board of Registrars Thursday to register to vote. | Stephanie Nelson/Star-News