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Secretary Merrill Encourages Voters to Take a “Ballot Selfie”


Monday, July 13, 2020 – MONTGOMERY – In preparation for tomorrow’s Primary Runoff Election, Secretary of State John H. Merrill reminds Alabama voters of the opportunity to take a selfie with their ballot at the polls.

Act 2019-370, which our office worked to pass last legislative session with the help of Senator Chris Elliott (R-Daphne), allows Alabamians to take a selfie with their ballot, without disclosing the contents of any other voter’s ballot.

“Alabama voters, who have a long history of proudly attending the polls on Election Day, now have the opportunity to share their pride on social media or in other electronic formats through taking a ballot selfie!” exclaimed Secretary Merrill. “I am grateful for the work for Senator Chris Elliott and the Alabama Legislature for allowing our voters to express their excitement in the electoral process.”

Taking photographs of another voter’s ballot or revealing the content of another voter’s ballot is not permitted by Alabama law. Violators shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.