10:20 p.m.: After a moment of silence of the victims of the school shooting in Texas, Gov. Kay Ivey stepped up to the podium and claimed victory in the Alabama primary.

In Mobile County, with 98% of votes in, Keith Blackwood is expected to prevail over Buzz Jordan in the Republican 13th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Primary. Blackwood has 69% of the vote compared to Jordan’s 31%.

For Mobile County Sheriff, Paul Burch claimed victory and Ed Albritton conceded the race. Albritton called Burch a “qualified and good man.”

Incumbent Steve Marshall has won the Republican nomination for Alabama attorney general and faces a Democratic challenger in the fall.

9:45 p.m.: As more votes are counted across Alabama, some of the primary elections are starting to take shape. Gov. Kay Ivey is on track to win the Republican primary for governor. She leads her nearest opponent, Lindy Blanchard, 55% to 19% with 41% of precincts reporting.

The contest among Democrats to challenge Ivey is close. Yolanda Flowers is currently edging out Malika Sanders Fortier 35% to 32%.

In Mobile County, the Republican primary for Sheriff is turning into a runaway win for Paul Burch, who leads J. Ed Albritton 80% to 20% with 49% of precincts reporting. The Republican contest for District Attorney is all but decided, with Keith Blackwood leading Buzz Jordan 69% to 31% with 98% of the votes in.

8:45 p.m.: Gov. Kay Ivey is pulling ahead of her challengers in the Republican primary, leading with 57% of the votes and 12% of precincts reporting. Linda Blanchard trails Ivey at 18% of the votes counted so far.

The Democratic Primary for governor is a tighter contest. Yolanda Flowers leads with 37% trailed by Malika Sanders Fortier at 30%

Katie Britt, Mo Brooks and Mike Durant are all in double digits in the bid to replace Sen. Richard Shelby. Britt leads with 43%, followed by Brooks with 32% and Durant at 23%.

No results yet for the Mobile races.

In Baldwin County, Charles Gruber leads Christ Crawford 61% to 39% for Baldwin County Commission, District 4. Jonathan Armstrong leads Matt McKenzie and Steve Carey with 44% to their 32% and 24%, respectively. For the Baldwin County Board of Education District 4 seat, Janay Dawson leads Rondi Kirby 63% to 37%.

7:38 p.m.: Results are beginning to trickle in for Alabama’s biggest primary elections. With 1% reporting, Gov. Kay Ivey leads the field of Republican challengers.

ALABAMA (WKRG) — Alabama voters head to the polls Tuesday where they will decide on a slate of important primary races, including which Republican and Democrat will face off in the upcoming gubernatorial election. WKRG News 5 is covering all of the Alabama primaries on Tuesday. We will have updates and live election results on this page.

Incumbent Republican Gov. Kay Ivey faces several primary challengers. In the GOP U.S. Senate primary, Katie Britt, former head of the Business Council of Alabama, Army veteran Mike Durant and Rep. Mo Brooks are all seeking to replace Republican Sen. Richard Shelby. Brooks is touting his MAGA credentials, though former president Donald Trump withdrew his initial support of Brooks’ campaign.

WKRG News 5 will bring you local updates on the Mobile County Sheriff and District Attorney contests. We will also be live in Baldwin County for commission and state representative and senate races.

Mobile and Baldwin County elections

Mobile Sheriff Sam Cochran announced in January he would retire. Captain Paul Burch and Deputy Sheriff J. Ed Albritton, who work for the Sheriff’s office, are both running for the position.

In Baldwin County, we’re tracking one state Senate and three state House of Representative races. Donna Givens and Angelo Fermo face off for Harry Shiver’s District 64 seat in the state House. Joe Faust, who has been in the House since 2002, faces a challenge from Jennifer Fidler for District 94. In District 95, it’s a tree way contest for the seat left vacant by Steve McMillan. Frances Holk Jones, Michael Ludvigsen and Reginald Pullman are all vying for the seat.

Where to vote, what to bring

The Alabama Primary Elections are being held May 24, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. WKRG News 5 is breaking down everything you need to know before voting. The Alabama Secretary of State’s Office offers a tool to find where to vote in the primaries.

Find your sample ballot

WKRG News 5 has collected all of the sample ballots for our Alabama viewing area. You can find them here. You can find more sample primary ballots across the state on the Secretary of State’s website.

Live primary election results

Republican candidates for governor

  • Kay Ivey (incumbent)
  • Lindy Blanchard
  • Lew Burdette
  • Stacy Lee George
  • Tim James
  • Donald Trent Jones
  • Dean Odle
  • Dave Thomas
  • Dean Young

Democratic candidates for governor

  • Yolanda Rochelle Flowers
  • Malika Sanders Fortier
  • Patricia Salter Jamieson
  • Arthur Kennedy
  • Chad “Chig” Martin
  • Doug “New Blue” Smith

Republican candidates for Senate

  • Katie Britt
  • Mo Brooks
  • Karla DuPriest
  • Mike Durant
  • Jake Schafer
  • Lillie Boddie

Democratic candidates for Senate

  • Will Boyd
  • Brandaun Dean
  • Lanny Jackson