spacer gif
(To Print this page, press the "Print" button on your browser. To return to the previous page, close this window.)
News Release Heading Image

January 29, 2010
Official Memorandum from the Office of the Secretary of State

This is a reminder to all candidates for state office and their principal campaign committees that fundraising may resume as of February 1, under Alabama Code § 17-5-7 (b) (2).

At that time, you may resume all fundraising efforts, including those on your campaign websites.

State office is defined under Alabama Code §17-5-2 (a) (15) as "all offices under the constitution and laws of the state filled by election of the registered voters of the state or of any circuit or district and shall include legislative offices." Please note this does not include candidates involved in a special election, since these candidates were not covered under the campaign blackout period.

It is my goal as Secretary of State to ensure that you have all information available to you that you may need during your election. If my staff or I can be of assistance to you in any way, please visit our website at, or call us at 1-800-274-VOTE or (334)-242-7200.

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