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Qualifying Period Deadline Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 26, 2022—MONTGOMERY, AL— There are three consolidated cases regarding Alabama’s 2021 Redistricting Plan. When the three-judge panel issued their ruling on…

Published on January 27, 2022

Celebrating National Poll Worker Recruitment Day 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 25, 2022—Montgomery, AL— The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has designated January 25, 2022 as the second annual National Poll Worker Recruitment…

Published on January 25, 2022

Today is the Last Day of the Legislative Blackout Period

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 24, 2022—Montgomery, AL— Today, January 24, 2022, marks the last day of the Legislative Blackout Period for statewide and legislative candidates. The…

Published on January 24, 2022

Legislative Blackout Tutorials Are Now Available Online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 13, 2022—Montgomery, AL— Both sessions of the Legislative Blackout Tutorial are now available on the Secretary of State’s official YouTube channel and our…

Published on January 13, 2022

Streaming Option Available for 2022 Legislative Blackout Tutorial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 10, 2022—Montgomery, AL—The Office of the Secretary of State will make its Legislative Blackout Tutorial available through WebEx. The tutorial is primarily…

Published on January 10, 2022

Secretary of State’s Office Hosts 2022 Legislative Blackout Tutorial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 3, 2022—MONTGOMERY, AL—A tutorial pertaining to the upcoming Legislative Blackout Period for the 2022 Regular Legislative Session will be offered by the Office…

Published on January 3, 2022

Two Alabamians Appointed to Federal Local Leadership Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 20, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— We are excited to announce that two well-respected Alabamians have been named to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Local…

Published on December 20, 2021

Secretary of State John H. Merrill Has Not Endorsed Any Candidates for U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, December 17, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Secretary of State John H. Merrill has not endorsed and will not endorse any candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in the 2022 election…

Published on December 17, 2021

Secretary of State John H. Merrill and Mobile ID Unit Visit All 67 Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 16, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— This week, Secretary of State John H. Merrill concluded his annual tour of all 67 of Alabama’s counties. This year marks the ninth…

Published on December 16, 2021

The Heritage Foundation Recognizes Alabama for Election Integrity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 14, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Today, the Heritage Foundation released its Election Integrity Scorecard, and Alabama was ranked among the best states in the union…

Published on December 14, 2021

Secretary of State’s Office Begins Business Data Collection Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 9, 2021 – MONTGOMERY – Recently, the Alabama Legislature passed Act 2021-223, which is a new law that requires the Secretary of State’s Office to collect…

Published on December 9, 2021

Secretary Merrill Visits with President Donald J. Trump at Mar-a-Lago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 2, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Recently, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill had the privilege to visit with President Donald J. Trump at The Mar-a-Lago…

Published on December 2, 2021

Secretary Merrill Announces Board of Registrars’ Advisory Council Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 22, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Secretary of State John H. Merrill is excited to announce the newly appointed members of the Board of Registrars’ Advisory Council.…

Published on November 22, 2021

Secretary of State Issues A Certificate of Election for House District 76

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 17, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— In accordance with state law, the Special General Election for House District 76 has been cancelled, and the sole, legally…

Published on November 17, 2021

Secretary of State’s Office Revises Records Disposition Authority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 15, 2021 – MONTGOMERY, AL – Secretary of State John H. Merrill is pleased to announce the revision of the Alabama Secretary of State’s Records Disposition…

Published on November 15, 2021

I Vote in Honor of a Veteran Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 8, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— In 2020, the Secretary of State’s Office, in conjunction with the Alabama Farmers Federation and ALFA Insurance, began its Vote in…

Published on November 8, 2021

Secretary of State’s Office Launches Redistricting Maps Portal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 5, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Recently, the Alabama Legislature met for the second Special Legislative Session of 2021 to discuss redistricting, healthcare-related…

Published on November 5, 2021

2021 Legislative Blackout Period for Campaign Finance Fundraising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 26, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— Beginning on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 4:00 p.m., the Legislature will enter a special legislative session.  Section 17-5-7(b)…

Published on November 2, 2021

Secretary of State Issues A Certificate of Election for House District 63

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 21, 2021—MONTGOMERY, AL— In accordance with state law, the Special General Election for House District 63 has been cancelled, and the sole, legally qualified…

Published on October 21, 2021

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