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Election sets Commission for next term

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

Darrell Bone, Randell Kelley and Allen Williams have been elected as new Chilton County Commissioners.

They join incumbents Jimmie Hardee, Joe Headley, Matt Mims and Joseph Parnell, who were re-elected to another term during the Nov. 3 election.

The candidate receiving the most votes for Chilton County Commissioner was Bone with 17,775.

Hardee received 16,115 votes. Mims received 16,042. Parnell received 15,828. Kelley received 14,412. Williams received 14,188. Headley received 13,446.

These numbers include thousands of absentee ballots that were cast.

Democratic candidates Robert Binion and Greg DeJarnett did not receive enough votes to put them in the top seven.

Incumbents Allen Caton and Steve Langston had not received enough votes in the primary to make it to the general election.

Even before the polls had closed, Probate Judge Jason Calhoun had commented on social media that Chilton County seemed set for a record setting voter turnout.

Some voters saw unusually long lines as they went to the polls, which closed at 7 p.m.

The Chilton county Commission will be sworn in on Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Chilton County Courthouse before holding its first meeting since the election.

In the Senatorial race, Republican candidate Tommy Tuberville received 15,677 votes in Chilton County, while the Democratic candidate Doug Jones received 3,481.

In the Presidential race, Republican candidate Donald Trump received 16,052, while Democratic candidate Joe Biden received 3,056.

The Associated Press is reporting that Tuberville has won the election for U.S. Senate.

On the statewide amendments, 14,117 votes (84%) were cast in Chilton County in favor of Amendment 1 “to amend the state Constitution “to provide that only a citizen of the United States has the right to vote.” After the statewide results came in, this amendment passed with 77.08% voting in favor.

Amendment 2 amending various elements in the state Constitution related to the courts received 6, 274 votes (42%) in favor and 8,663 votes (58%) against. After the statewide results came in, this amendment failed with 51.14% voting against.

Amendment 3 related to the term of a judge filling a vacancy received 10,143 votes (66.25%) in favor. After the statewide results came in, this amendment passed with 64.82% voting in favor.

Amendment 4 “to authorize the Legislature to recompile the Alabama Constitution and submit it during the 2022 Regular Session, and provide a process for its ratification by the voters of this state” received 7,863 (51.76 %) in favor and 7,329(48.24%) voted against. After the statewide results came in, this amendment passed with 66.68% voting in favor.