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Alabama Secretary of State’s Office Launches Online Business Amendment Tool

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 18, 2021 – MONTGOMERY—In the past, business entities were only able to file amendments to their business filings using a paper form. However,  the Alabama…

Published on October 18, 2021

C.J. Pearson Receives John Lewis Youth Leadership Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 15, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL—Secretary of State John H. Merrill has awarded Mr. C.J. Pearson with the National Association of Secretaries of State’s (NASS) John…

Published on October 15, 2021

Exciting National Voter Registration Day Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 28, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Every year, the Secretary of State’s Office conducts a statewide multimedia campaign to promote voter registration, ensure citizens…

Published on September 28, 2021

Supervisor of Voter Registration Jeff Elrod Named to SAGE Class of 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 24, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— We are pleased to announce that Supervisor of Voter Registration for the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office, Jeff Elrod, has been…

Published on September 24, 2021

Secretary of State Announces Voter Fraud Reform Task Force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 23, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Secretary of State John H. Merrill is pleased to announce the formation of the Voter Fraud Reform Task Force, which will meet on…

Published on September 23, 2021

State Canvassing Board Certifies House District 78 Special Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 22, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— The State Canvassing Board, which includes representatives from the Governor’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, and the…

Published on September 22, 2021

2021 Legislative Blackout Period for Campaign Finance Fundraising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 21, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Beginning on Monday, September 27, 2021 at noon, the Legislature will enter a special legislative session.  Section 17-5-7(b) of…

Published on September 21, 2021

Mr. Mike Lindell Visits the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 17, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Today, Mr. Mike Lindell of My Pillow, Inc. visited the Secretary of State’s Office. Our team discussed several topics that were of…

Published on September 17, 2021

Alabama Participates in Election Administration and Voting Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Wednesday, September 8, 2021—MONTGOMERY—Following our successful administration of the 2020 General Election, the Secretary of State’s Office participated in the Election…

Published on September 8, 2021

Election Night Reporting Provided for Special General Election in House District 78

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 7, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – Alabama voters in House District 78, which includes parts of Montgomery County, have the opportunity to participate in today’s Special…

Published on September 7, 2021

Secretary of State’s Office Celebrates National Voter Registration Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 2, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— The Alabama Secretary of State’s Office joins fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) to…

Published on September 2, 2021

Governor Ivey Calls for Special Election for House District 76

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 30, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has called for a special election for House District 76, following the passing of State Representative Thad McClammy (D…

Published on August 30, 2021

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency Pertaining to Hurricane Ida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, August 28, 2021—MONTGOMERY—Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency Proclamation pertaining to Hurricane Ida. Read more: https://governor.alabama.gov/…

Published on August 28, 2021

Voter Registration Kiosk Pilot Program Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 26, 2021—MONTGOMERY— Secretary of State John H. Merrill, Montgomery County Probate Judge J.C Love, and representatives from several Montgomery-area higher-…

Published on August 26, 2021

On-site Election Monitoring for Mobile Municipal Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 24, 2021—MONTGOMERY— Per the request of the City of Mobile, Secretary of State John H. Merrill has dispatched a team of five staff members to help ensure the…

Published on August 24, 2021

Secretary of State’s Office Featured in Turning Points Publication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 23, 2021—MONTGOMERY— The Secretary of State’s Business Entities and Government Support/Authentications and Trademarks Divisions will be featured in the Alabama…

Published on August 23, 2021

Secretary of State John H. Merrill Celebrates Success of Online Business Filings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 16, 2021—MONTGOMERY— Act 2020-73, which was sponsored by former State Representative and current State Finance Director Bill Poole (R-Tuscaloosa), gives…

Published on August 16, 2021

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency Proclamation Pertaining to Covid-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 13, 2021 — MONTGOMERY –  Governor Ivey has issued a State of Emergency Proclamation pertaining to Covid-19. Read more: https://governor.alabama.gov/newsroom/…

Published on August 13, 2021

Secretary of State’s Office Releases Publication That Combats Election Misinformation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 12, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – Due to misinformation campaigns in both the state and throughout the nation regarding election administration, Secretary of State John…

Published on August 12, 2021

The Alabama Legislature Changes Poll Worker Appointment Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 3, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – On August 1, 2021, Act 2021-377 by Representative David Wheeler (R- Vestavia Hills) and Senator Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road) took effect…

Published on August 3, 2021

Governor Ivey Calls for Special Election for House District 63

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 2, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has called for a special election for House District 63, following the appointment of former State Representative Bill…

Published on August 2, 2021

State Canvassing Board Certifies House District 73 and Senate District 14 Special Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 29, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – The State Canvassing Board, which includes representatives from the Governor’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Secretary…

Published on July 29, 2021

Alabama Agencies Participate in “Tabletop the Vote”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 19, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – On July 13, 2021, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and…

Published on July 19, 2021

Election Night Reporting Provided for Special General Elections in Senate District 14 and House District 73

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – Alabama voters in Senate District 14, which includes parts of Bibb, Chilton, and Shelby Counties, and House District 73, which includes…

Published on July 13, 2021

Secretary of State John H. Merrill Responds to Vice President Kamala Harris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 12, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – The following is a direct response to Vice President Kamala Harris’ most recent statements about voter ID laws:  “The Alabama Secretary of…

Published on July 12, 2021