Tuesday is election day
American voters will choose a leader for the next four years on Tuesday, and Escambia County, Ala., residents can cast their ballots from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Other issues on the ballot include a U.S. Senate race in which incumbent Richard Shelby (Rep., Tuscaloosa) is being challenged by Democrat Wayne Sowell.
Likewise, U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner (Rep., Mobile), who represents Escambia County in the House of Representatives, faces Democratic challneger Judy Belk, also of Mobile, in a rematch of their 2002 campaigns.
There are three Alabama Supreme Court races on the ballot, including Place 1, where Democrat Robert Smith faces Republican Tom Parker; Place 2, where Democrat Roger Monroe faces Republican Patti Smith; and Place 3, where Democrat John Rochester faces Republican Michael Bolin.
Also on the ballot is a race for Civil Appeals Judge in which Democrat Sharon Yates and Republican Tommy Bryan will square off.
The names of several local Democratic candidates are on the ballot, but none of them have Republican opposition. Those include Circuit Judge Bradley Byrne; district attorney-elect Steve Billy; District Judge Dave Jordan; County Commissioner Todd Williamson; Commissioner-elect William H. Brown; and board of education members Richard Hawthorne and Cereal Daniel.
Alabama voters also will vote up or down on eight amendments to the state constitution. A synopsis of each of those appeared in the Wednesday, Oct. 27, edition of The Brewton Standard.