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Secretary of State John H. Merrill Commends Election Workers, Volunteers, and Voters


Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – MONTGOMERY – Following today’s General Election, Secretary of State John H. Merrill has issued the following statement:

“Now that polls have officially closed and counties have begun to report unofficial results, I would like to commend everyone who played a part in making today’s election a supreme success.

“County Probate Judges, Circuit Clerks, Absentee Election Managers, Registrars, and Sheriffs have worked around the clock to see that Alabamians are provided with safe, sanitary, and secure voting options.

“In addition, we are grateful for the utility workers who expeditiously worked to restore power and provide generators to Alabama’s numerous polling places.

“In the 55 days that Alabamians have been able to cast an absentee ballot, we have far surpassed our state’s record for absentee participation, and that would not have been possible if it were not for the countless hours spent processing and mailing applications and ballots by absentee workers.

“We have heard from countless voters across the state who observed sanitary polling places and mostly quick voting lines. Our poll workers should be commended for stepping up to serve our country and protecting our democracy despite the ongoing pandemic.

“While poll workers worked as efficiently and effectively as possible to process the high volume of voters today, we are greatly appreciative of the patience exhibited by voters who waited in line to cast their ballot for the candidate of their choice.

“Following the reporting of results by all 67 counties, I remain confident we will shatter every record in the history of the state during today’s election, which would not have been possible without the help of every single election worker, volunteer, and voter.

“Thank you, Alabama.”