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ANNOUNCEMENT: Secretary Merrill Announces Availability of Proclamations On Secretary of State Website


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – MONTGOMERY – Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill has worked to digitize proclamations issued by the Office of the Governor of Alabama. Secretary Merrill has made these documents available to the public as a part of his work to make as many pieces of state government transparent and available to the people of Alabama as possible.

The Governor has the power to issue proclamations to include, but not limited to, commemorating events, declaring states of emergency, offering rewards for information concerning the harm of Alabama citizens, convening the Alabama legislature, and noting various election activities. The Secretary of State’s Office is responsible for affixing the official state seal to all official proclamations, as well as serving as a register to record those documents and make them available for public inspection.

Access to proclamations from 1822 to the present are available here and at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
You can access an index of the proclamations from 1822-2010, including volumes A-U and volumes 1-12 with the Alabama Department of Archives and History. To obtain copies of these proclamations, visit the Research Room at the Archives. For more information, call 334-242-4435.

For complete copies of proclamations from 2007 to present, including volumes 13 and 14, you can access a listing here.