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June 9, 2009
URGENT MEDIA ADVISORY - No Change in Date for Special Election

MONTGOMERY - Secretary of State Beth Chapman has received notification indicating false information is being circulated regarding today’s District 7 State Senate race between Democrat Laura Hall and Republican Paul Sanford. 


She wants to inform all voters in this election they are to cast their ballots today.


Emails and fliers have been circulating that state that due to “heavy expected turnout” there will be two elections this week: Tuesday for Republican voters and Wednesday for Democratic voters.


 “This information is totally false,” says Secretary of State Chapman, who is Alabama’s chief elections official.  “The election is being conducted today and today only.  There is no election being conducted on Wednesday.”


Anyone having any questions should contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 1-800-274-8683 or visit the Secretary of State’s website at



For more information, visit Secretary of State John H. Merrill’s Web Site: