By Faye Gaston
James Tatum, Bullock County Judge of Probate, reports on the voting in Bullock County in the 2020 General Election. He said there was a "high turnout" of voters in the November 3, 2020, General Election.
He stated, "We are very fortunate in Bullock County that the election went very smoothly. We did a lot of planning and preparation.
I appreciate the hard work done by the poll workers, circuit clerk, sheriff, Bullock County Commission Office, Board of Registrars, and the Election Team. Because of COVID-19, we used face masks, face shields, gloves, and sanitizer."
There were 720 absentee ballots cast and 10 Provisional ballots cast. There were 4,633 total ballots cast with two blank ballots with all 17 of the 17 precincts reporting.
Straight Party voting was 2,944 for the Alabama Democratic Party (DEM) and 634 for the Alabama Republican Party (REP).
For president and vice-president of the United States, there were 3,446 votes for Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris (DEM); 1,146 votes for Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence (REP); 19 votes for Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy "Spike" Cohen (INDEPENDENT) and two write-ins.
For Bullock County candidates, the votes were as follows: Bullock County Commission District No. 2, Johnny Adams (DEM) 3,636 with 43 write-ins; Bullock County Commission District No. 4, Solomon Marlow, Jr. (DEM) 3,582 with 39 write-ins; Bullock County Revenue Commissioner Neara Surles Reed (DEM) 3,663 with 26 write-ins; Bullock County Board of Education Place No. 1, Orlando Johnson (DEM) 3,578 with 32 write-ins.
The county passed the Bullock County Sunday Alcohol Sales Referendum with a yes vote of 2,634 and a no vote of 946. Other totals are as follows: United States Senator, Doug Jones (DEM) 3,490, Tommy Tuberville (REP) 1,108, Write-ins 2. United States Representative, 2nd Congressional District, Phyllis Harvey-Hall (DEM) 3,348, Barry Moore (REP) 1,150, Write-ins 4; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Place No. 1, Greg Shaw (REP) 1,321, Write-ins 61; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Place No. 2, Brad Mendheim (REP) 1,294, Write-ins 62; Court of Civil Appeals Judge Place No. 1, William C. Bill" Thompson (REP) 1,307, Write-ins 54; Court of Civil Appeals Judge Place No. 2, Matt Fridy (REP) 1,265, Write-ins 62; Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Place No. 1, Mary Windom (REP) 1,285, Write-ins 57; Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Place No. 2, Beth Kellum (REP) 1,261, Write-ins 60; President, Public Service Commission, Laura Casey (DEM) 3,329, Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (REP) 1,114, Write-ins 7; Member State Board of Education District No. 5, Tonya Smith Chestnut (DEM) 3,332, Lesa Keith (REP) 1,086, Write-ins 5.
The votes on Statewide Amendments were: Amendment 1, yes 1,757, and no 1,485; Amendment 2, yes 1,087 and no 1,870; Amendment 3, yes 1,425 and no 1,606; Amendment 4, yes 2,256 and no 774; Amendment 5, yes 1,362 and no 1,468; Amendment 6, yes 1,364 and no 1,488.
The 17 precincts in Bullock County are: Midway, Three Notch Hwy 82E, Guerryton, Peachburg, Richard B. Stone Complex, Aberfoil, Sardis, Indian Creek, Perote, Corinth, Inverness, Fitzpatrick, Thompson, Cornerstone, Post Oak, Absentee and Provisional.