FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 21, 2020 – MONTGOMERY – After being made aware of political signage being improperly placed in Cullman County, Secretary of State John H. Merrill called for the immediate compliance of these signs.
According to a reporter in Cullman, Alabama, these signs were placed around schools late on the night of Thursday, February 20, advocating for citizens of Cullman County to vote a particular way on a local tax referendum in the March 3 Primary Election.
These signs are in clear violation of the law and should be immediately brought into compliance. The signs do not list a disclaimer containing the identification of the person, candidate, principal campaign committee, or political action committee responsible for the printing of the signs, as required by Section 17-5-13 of the Code of Alabama.
“It is extremely important to keep the citizens of Alabama informed of accurate and complete information – especially during election season. Though it is not always the intent of the distributor to spread false or partial information, it is on everyone to hold each other accountable,” explained Secretary Merrill.