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June 8, 2010
Chapman Receives A.G.’s Opinion

MONTGOMERY, AL - Today Secretary of State Beth Chapman received an Attorney General’s Opinion confirming that the guidelines she and her staff set forth last week for addressing an unprecedented primary election were accurate based on Alabama’s election law.


Last week Chapman released guidelines regarding the counting of provisional ballots and addressing the possibility of a recount in the Republican Primary and who would pay for it.


“I have said all along that the taxpayers of Alabama should not have to foot the bill for a primary recount,” Chapman said. “Today the Attorney General’s Opinion confirmed that we are providing sound and accurate guidance in the best possible way in this unprecedented and historic election.”


Chapman says she requested the Attorney General’s Opinion to “ensure that everyone involved would realize that fair and honest elections will be conducted in Alabama based on the letter of law even in unprecedented occurrences such as the most recent election.”



View A.G.'s Opinion

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