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.
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.
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.”
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