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County Election Expenses (CARES Act) Final Reimbursement Information for the 2020 Election Cycle

On March 27, 2020 President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act included $400 million in new Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Emergency funds made available to states through the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The EAC allocated $6,473,612 to the State of Alabama for it to prevent, prepare and respond to election activities related to the July 14 Primary Runoff Election and the November 3 General Election. The State of Alabama was required to match this funding by 20% ($1,294,722). With the $6,473,612 allotment from EAC and the $1,294,722 match from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office the total funding available to Alabama is $7,768,334. On April 28, 2020 the Alabama Secretary of State's Office was notified of an additional $25,062 in funding which required a match of $5,012. Alabama accepted this additional allotment to increase the final allocated amount to $6,498,674 and the match amount to $1,299,734, for a total of $7,798,408.

Of the total amount of available funding, the Secretary of State's Office reimbursed Alabama's counties $2,219,420.57 for approved election expenses related to the July 14 Primary Runoff Election and $2,572,738.89 for approved election expenses related to the November 3 General Election, leaving a remaining balance of $3,006,248.54.

Secretary of State John H. Merrill values transparency with the allocation of these funds to Alabama's counties. This page has been created to continue this transparency. Listed below are all 67 counties, the amount requested by the respective county commission, the amount awarded by the Secretary of State, the application submitted, and the award letter related to the final disbursement for election expenses related to the July 14 Primary Runoff Election and the November 3 General Election.


County Amount Requested Amount Approved County Application Award Letter
Autauga $2,911.90 $2,911.90 Autauga County Application Autauga County Award Letter
Baldwin $14,900.00 $14,900.00 Baldwin County Application Baldwin County Award Letter
Barbour $2,032.04 $2,032.04 Barbour County Application Barbour County Award Letter
Bibb $0.00 $0.00    
Blount $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Blount County Application Blount County Award Letter
Bullock $0.00 $0.00    
Butler $0.00 $0.00    
Calhoun $2,175.00 $2,175.00 Calhoun County Application Calhoun County Award Letter
Chambers $100.00 $100.00 Chambers County Application Chambers County Award Letter
Cherokee $0.00 $0.00    
Chilton $0.00 $0.00    
Choctaw $250.00 $250.00 Choctaw County Application Choctaw County Award Letter
Clarke $4,725.00 $4,725.00 Clarke County Application Clarke County Award Letter
Clay $3,284.94 $3,284.94 Clay County Application Clay County Award Letter
Cleburne $420.00 $420.00 Cleburne County Application Cleburne County Award Letter
Coffee $0.00 $0.00    
Colbert $3,365.00 $3,365.00 Colbert County Application Colbert County Award Letter
Conecuh $0.00 $0.00    
Coosa $0.00 $0.00    
Covington $619.00 $619.00 Covington County Application Covington County Award Letter
Crenshaw $672.85 $672.85 Crenshaw County Application Crenshaw County Award Letter
Cullman $4,868.49 $4,868.49 Cullman County Application Cullman County Award Letter
Dale $0.00 $0.00    
Dallas $0.00 $0.00    
DeKalb $0.00 $0.00    
Elmore $0.00 $0.00    
Escambia $0.00 $0.00    
Etowah $2,333.08 $2,333.08 Etowah County Application Etowah County Award Letter
Fayette $0.00 $0.00    
Franklin $1,875.00 $1,875.00 Franklin County Application Franklin County Award Letter
Geneva $0.00 $0.00    
Greene $0.00 $0.00    
Hale $0.00 $0.00    
Henry $651.52 $651.52 Henry County Application Henry County Award Letter
Houston $0.00 $0.00    
Jackson $1,090.00 $1,090.00 Jackson County Application Jackson County Award Letter
Jefferson $432,004.39 $432,004.39 Jefferson County Application Jefferson County Award Letter
Lamar $0.00 $0.00    
Lauderdale $3,596.02 $3,596.02 Lauderdale County Application Lauderdale County Award Letter
Lawrence $0.00 $0.00    
Lee $16,175.23 $16,175.23 Lee County Application Lee County Award Letter
Limestone $1,520.00 $1,520.00 Limestone County Application Limestone County Award Letter
Lowndes $6,281.15 $6,281.15 Lowndes County Application Lowndes County Award Letter
Macon $760.00 $760.00 Macon County Application Macon County Award Letter
Madison $5,882.00 $5,882.00 Madison County Application Madison County Award Letter
Marengo $0.00 $0.00    
Marion $0.00 $0.00    
Marshall $3,872.59 $3,872.59 Marshall County Application Marshall County Award Letter
Mobile $482,873.75 $146,201.71 Mobile County Application Mobile County Award Letter
Monroe $220.46 $220.46 Monroe County Application Monroe County Award Letter
Montgomery $15,285.73 $15,285.73 Montgomery County Application Montgomery County Award Letter
Morgan $1,800.04 $1,800.04 Morgan County Application Morgan County Award Letter
Perry $1,131.41 $1,131.41 Perry County Application Perry County Award Letter
Pickens $5,508.60 $5,508.60 Pickens County Application Pickens County Award Letter
Pike $3,425.56 $3,425.56 Pike County Application Pike County Award Letter
Randolph $0.00 $0.00    
Russell $761.78 $761.78 Russell County Application Russell County Award Letter
St. Clair $2,440.00 $2,440.00 St. Clair County Application St. Clair County Award Letter
Shelby $2,215.18 $2,215.18 Shelby County Application Shelby County Award Letter
Sumter $0.00 $0.00    
Talladega $0.00 $0.00    
Tallapoosa $1,100.00 $1,100.00 Tallapoosa County Application Tallapoosa County Award Letter
Tuscaloosa $15,323.45 $14,724.45 Tuscaloosa County Application Tuscaloosa County Award Letter
Walker $4,394.59 $3,870.21 Walker County Application Walker County Award Letter
Washington $2,331.65 $2,331.65 Washington County Application Washington County Award Letter
Wilcox $775.00 $775.00 Wilcox County Application Wilcox County Award Letter
Winston $0.00 $0.00    
TOTALS $1,058,452.40 $720,656.98