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June 18, 2008
New SOS Unit Dedicated to Stop Voter Fraud

MONTGOMERY -  Secretary of State Beth Chapman has announced a new Voter Fraud Unit within the Secretary of State’s office dedicated to dealing with reports of voter fraud.  With claims of voter fraud continuing to come in from the June 3rd primary, Secretary Chapman has appointed members of her legal and elections staff to be trained to speak with those individuals who have such reports.  “It is important for the citizens of Alabama who have reports of voter fraud to know that someone is here to listen and to gather the information in a manner which complies with the law.  It is also important for these individuals to know that appropriate action is being taken with their complaint” Chapman stated.  Secretary Chapman emphasized that all reports will be kept confidential.


In conjunction with the new Voter Fraud Unit, Secretary of State Beth Chapman has also announced her office’s new website and toll free number for citizens to report incidents of voter fraud.  The site will provide a report/complaint form that will be collected and reviewed by the Secretary of State and the Voter Fraud Unit and forwarded to the Attorney General for further review.   


The website  is up and running today and available for reports or confidential meetings to be scheduled to report such abuse.


“My staff and I are proud to provide these tools for people to use to report voter fraud,” Chapman said. “We will continue to rattle the swords of democracy until voter fraud is stopped in Alabama.”




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