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August 13, 2008
Secretary Chapman Calls on All Secretaries of State to Start Voter Fraud Units

MONTGOMERY - Secretary of State Beth Chapman sent letters today to all Secretaries of State across the nation calling on them to form Voter Fraud Units in their states. Chapman, who has led the effort in stopping voter fraud in Alabama, has received many comments from other Secretaries of State and citizens outside of Alabama about their experiencing some of the same problems Alabama has recently experienced.


“We have a voter registration office to assist and encourage all eligible citizens in our states to vote. It only makes sense that we should work to protect that right by making every attempt to stop those who would attempt to cheat the very system we encourage all citizens to use,” Chapman said. “Therefore, there is a definite need for a Voter Fraud Unit to exist in the Secretary of State’s Office.”


Chapman was the first Secretary of State in the nation to organize such a unit and has since been followed by other states in doing so.


The Voter Fraud Unit in Chapman’s office has received numerous allegations from across the state and has presented valuable information and is assisting the Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s Office in “every possible effort to stop voter fraud.”


Chapman’s Voter Fraud Unit can be reached by calling 1-800-274-VOTE or by visiting



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