State Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery, got a surprise when he went to vote in the Democratic runoff at Alabama State University today. Knight, who is in a runoff with Sen. David Burkette for the Democratic nomination in Senate District 26, was told he could not vote in the Democratic runoff because he had voted in the Republican primary on June 5. “Which is crazy,” Knight said. “I was a candidate.” Knight said the chief inspector at the ASU polling place said other voters had experienced the same mixup.
Knight eventually was allowed to vote in the Democratic runoff but is concerned that others who didn’t press the issue might have missed the chance to vote.
“Now they allowed me to vote,” Knight said. “But now what about the other people that were told the same thing, that they voted in the Republican primary when they voted in the Democratic primary? Those people will not be able to vote. They had to vote provisional ballots.”