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March 3, 2016
Secretary Merrill Releases Statement on SEC Primary Election Night Reporting
MONTGOMERY – On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the state of Alabama published election night results from all 67 counties in real-time for the first time in the history of the state.

“For the first time in the history of our state, all 67 counties committed to participate in electronic election night reporting,” said Secretary of State John Merrill. This launch would not have been possible without everyone’s full support and outstanding leadership demonstrated by our Probate Judges and local election officials!” “We are excited to announce that we had 100 percent participation in our election night reporting efforts conducted yesterday. Due to inclement weather, there were unexpected delays for some counties, which resulted in minor reporting delays. However, our office was prepared and deployed staff accordingly to accommodate counties, seeing that their results were reported.”

“1.2 million citizens participated in Alabama’s election on March 1. This is without a doubt the largest number our state has ever seen in a presidential primary. We attribute this enthusiastic response to the SEC Primary and the excitement that our people have demonstrated as the presidential candidates came to our state and interacted with our people. All of the major candidates had multiple visits to Alabama, interacted with our people on a personal level, and made sure that they got to know them, understanding their philosophies and ensuring that they would participate in the process.”

For more information, visit Secretary of State John H. Merrill’s Web Site:  http://www.sos.alabama.gov/