GOP announces qualifying dates

Published 2:38 pm Friday, November 11, 2011

SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE

The Butler County Republican Party has set its qualifying dates for the upcoming primary elections.

Cleve Poole, Butler County Republican Party chairman, announced that qualifying for local and statewide races will begin Nov. 14 and end Jan. 13.

The Alabama primary is scheduled for March 13.

“We are looking forward to the election season,” Poole said. “Butler County has, in the recent past, had heavy Republican turnout, with Republicans gaining the majority of the votes in half of the contested races two years ago.

“We anticipate that Republicans running for local and state races will do well in Butler County this year.”

A number of local races will take place during the upcoming elections. Races on the local level include circuit judge, circuit clerk and the five seats on the Butler County Commission.

At the state level, races for several appellate court slots, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and chairman of the Public Service Commission.

The upcoming election season will also include a race for President.