MONTGOMERY, Ala. — After receiving numerous complaints
regarding voting irregularities in recent municipal elections Attorney General
Luther Strange and Secretary of State Beth Chapman want to remind Alabamians of
the many resources available to report voter fraud. Attorney General Strange
and Secretary of State Chapman, in partnership with district attorneys across
Alabama, warn those who commit voter fraud that they will be prosecuted to the
fullest extent of the law.
"In response to the allegations that both the
Secretary of State and I received last week, our two offices held a meeting to
discuss our plan of action to investigate voter fraud allegations and to ensure
a comprehensive and unified response," said Attorney General Strange.
"We take all allegations of voter fraud seriously. The right to vote is a
sacred, fundamental civil right and the foundation of our democracy. The
integrity of our elections process must be protected."
In 2008, Secretary of State Chapman’s office created a
Voter Fraud Unit dedicated to dealing with reports of voter fraud. The unit is
comprised of attorneys and elections staff members trained to receive and
process voter fraud complaints. A website established by the Secretary of State
provides a form for reporting complaints that are then reviewed by the Voter
Fraud Unit and forwarded to the Attorney General.
Secretary of State Chapman stated: "Honest elections
are crucial to protecting, preserving, and participating in democracy. I have
pledged to the people of Alabama that there is no more important duty of my
office of Secretary of State than ensuring honest elections. The names of
people making voter fraud complaints to our office will not be disclosed to the
public, so as to encourage those with legitimate claims of voter fraud to come
forward without threat of retribution or fear for their personal safety."
Citizens have multiple options when reporting voter
You may file your allegation online:
If you would prefer to send your allegation via postal
mail, it may be sent to the address below.
Secretary of State Beth Chapman
Voter Fraud Unit
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5616
For more information on reporting voter fraud in Alabama
go to http://www.stopvoterfraudnow.com
For more information on the election process in Alabama
go to http://www.sos.alabama.gov/downloads/election/2012/2012voterguide.pdf