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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Election Information

Election Info Spotlight

Run-Off Important Dates: 

September 8, 2020 - Last day to deliver absentee ballots and supplies to the clerk.

September 21, 2020 - 

  • Last day to appoint election officials for run-off election.
  • Last day to register to vote for the run-off election.

October 1, 2020 - 

  • Last day to apply for regular absentee ballot.
  • Last day to publish the voter’s list.
  • Last day to conduct a training school for officials who were not previously trained. 

October 5, 2020 -

  • Last day for emergency ballot application.
  • Close of business deadline for hand-delivery of absentee ballots.

October 6, 2020 - RUN-OFF ELECTION DAY

October 13, 2020 - Election Canvass Commencing at NOON.

October 19, 2020 - The last day a candidate can contest the results of the run-off elections. 


Election Results - August 25, 2020

Election Results Press Release

                                                Votes                           Percentage

Mayor

Gary Fuller (WINNER)           4538                             66.3%

Tiffany Gibson-Pitts                 2306                             33.7%


Ward 1

George Allen (RUNOFF)        309                              29.8%

Melvin Brooks                          151                              14.6%

Elizabeth Burton                       68                                6.6%

Robert Johnson                        81                                7.8%

Jamie Lowe (RUNOFF)          419                              40.4%

Alexis Meniefield                      15                                1.4%


Ward 2

Erica Norris (WINNER)          739                               60%

Oscar L. Penn III                      486                              40%


Ward 3 

Michael Carter  (RUNOFF)       343                              33.2%

Robert Lofton (RUNOFF)         471                              45.6%

Kelli Thompson                          219                              21.2%


Ward 4 

Eddie Smith – unopposed


Ward 5

Chuck Adams                              306                              17.1%

David Canon (RUNOFF)            428                              24.8%

Todd Rauch (RUNOFF)             761                              42.6%

Brandon Fincher                         276                              15.5%


Candidates:

Ward 1 - Melvin Brooks, Elizabeth Burton, Robert Johnson, Jamie Lowe, George Allen, Alexis Meniefield

Ward 2 - Erica Norris, Oscar L. Penn III

Ward 3 - Robert Lofton, Michael Carter, Kelli Thompson

Ward 4 -  Eddie Smith 

Ward 5 -  David Canon, Chuck Adams, Todd Rauch, Brandon Fincher

Mayor - Gary Fuller, Tiffany Gibson-Pitts

What is my ward?


Important Dates:

July 26, 2020 - is the last day to establish residency to vote in the municipal election.

August 10, 2020 - is the last day to register to vote in the municipal general election.

August 20, 2020 - is the last day for a voter to apply for a regular absentee ballot and physically vote absentee in the clerk’s office.

August 24, 2020 - is the last day, up to the close of business, 

1. for a voter to hand-deliver absentee ballot.

2. for voter to apply for and submit an emergency absentee ballot if he or she:

  • is required by employer to be unavailable to vote at the polls;
  • is a caregiver of a person who requires emergency treatment within five days of an election; or
  • has a family member to the 2nd degree of kinship who does within 5 days of the election

3. To return an absentee ballot by mail. it must be postmarked by August 24 AND received by noon the day of the election (August 25).

August 25, 2020 - ELECTION DAY!! Polls are open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

September 1, 2020 - Canvassing of Election Results 

September 3, 2020 - Deadline for anyone to with standing to contest the election to request a recount (must be within 48 hours of the official canvass on September 1). 

September 7, 2020 - Last day a candidate may contest the results of the general election. 

September 21, 2020 - Last day to register to vote for the run-off election. 

October 1, 2020 - Last day to apply for a regular absentee ballot for the run-off election.

October 6, 2020 - Run-off Election Day

October 13, 2020 - Canvassing of Run-off Election Results

November 2, 2020 - Newly Elected Officials Take Office


Where is my polling place?

Ward I: Covington Community Center 213 Carver Avenue

Ward II:  Opelika Learning Center 214 Jeter Street

Ward III: Opelika Community Center 1102 Denson Drive

Ward IV: EAMC - Educational Center 2027 Pepperell PKWY

Ward V: Opelika SportsPlex 1001 Andrews Road

Absentee Voting for City Elections take place at Opelika City Hall, which is located at: 204 S 7th Street 

What is my ward? 


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