Alabama State Board of Education Runoff Garners 3% Turnout

Posted by Austin Plier on April 14, 2016

Alabama held runoff elections for the District 1 and District 7 seats on the Alabama State Board of Education, as well as several Circuit Court Judge nominations on Tuesday. In District 1, where the state spent $500,000 dollars to administer the election, voter turnout was only 3%.

Alabama requires a runoff when no candidate receives a majority in the primary election. However, Alabama could replace these costly, low-turnout runoffs by using ranked choice voting in primary elections.

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