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Secretary of State Allen applauds ballot harvesting, ranked-choice voting bans: ‘There is still more work to do’

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen said he was “especially proud” of a new ballot harvesting law and four other bills passed by the legislature during the 2024 session.

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Left-wing groups ask federal court to block new anti-ballot harvesting law for 2024 general election

A coalition of left-wing groups last week filed a motion requesting a federal court block a new anti-ballot harvesting law recently passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed by Gov. Kay Ivey. 

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Left-wing groups sue Alabama over new ballot harvesting law

The ACLU, NAACP and other groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama’s 42 District Attorneys and Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen to block the recently enacted Senate Bill 1, which increased penalties for ballot harvesting in Alabama. 

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Ivey signs ballot harvesting ban into law: ‘There will be no funny business in Alabama elections’

Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation banning ballot harvesting into law on Wednesday. 

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Legislature sends ballot harvesting, DEI prohibitions to Ivey's desk

Tuesday was a banner day for conservative priorities at the Alabama State House.

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Alabama House passes controversial ballot harvesting bill

The contentious bill restricting ballot harvesting in Alabama cleared the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday.

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Alabama Senate passes bill increasing penalties for ballot harvesting

Legislation increasing penalties on ballot harvesting in Alabama passed the State Senate on Tuesday by a 27-8 margin along party lines.

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Alabama Senate to consider bill outlawing ballot harvesting this week

Legislation banning ballot harvesting in Alabama will be considered by the State Senate this week.

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Anti-ballot harvesting bill advances in State Senate

As the contentious 2024 presidential election looms, Alabama Senate Republicans are hoping to outlaw ballot harvesting in one of the first bills put forward this session.

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State Sen. Gudger rejects claim anti-ballot harvesting bill 'criminalizes' assistance; Says federal law protects assistance provisions

Republicans in the Alabama Legislature are expected to take up a bill to increase the penalties for ballot harvesting in Alabama early in the 2024 session.

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Talmadge Butts: In 2024, expect more election integrity questions, concerns and politicking

Since 2020, over half of the states have passed legislation that will be in effect for 2024, some strengthening election integrity and some making even further expansions of mail-in voting and ballot harvesting.

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State Sen. Gudger pre-files controversial ballot harvesting bill for 2024 regular session

Controversial ballot harvesting legislation that caused significant stir in the 2023 regular legislative session has already been pre-filed for the 2024 legislation.

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John Merrill says involved citizens help secure elections — 'We have to have more citizens that are willing to step up and identify whenever they see something'

According to former Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, greater community involvement will help keep elections more secure.

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State Rep. Kiel 'optimistic' ballot harvesting bill will pass in 2024 — 'We want everybody who's legally able to vote to vote'

Kiel said the legislation would help crack down on ballot harvesting and shore up the most vulnerable aspect of Alabama’s elections.

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton denies absentee ballot issues in Alabama — 'We don't have a problem with ballot harvesting in this state'

House Bill 209 (HB209), legislation sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville), which would have cracked down on ballot harvesting, did not get a vote on the State Senate floor last week before the 2023 legislative session ended.

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State Rep. Kiel criticizes 'disingenuous media' for false portrayal ballot-harvesting legislation; Says issue 'even more relevant' in wake of SCOTUS redistricting ruling

Sine die came and went without House Bill 209 (HB209), legislation that would have cracked down on so-called ballot harvesting, getting a vote on the State Senate floor.

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Ballot harvesting bill dies in Senate without a vote; Sec. of State Wes Allen: 'I have not received a clear answer' on why it never reached the Senate floor

Legislation establishing criminal penalties for certain types of absentee ballot assistance died in the Senate after never making it on the calendar for a vote in the last days of the session.

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Ballot harvesting bill still waiting for vote in Senate

Legislation establishing criminal penalties for certain types of absentee ballot assistance is still very much alive or dead depending on who you ask with one day remaining in the legislative session.

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State Rep. Kiel: Absentee ballot bill still ‘very much alive’

Amended absentee ballot legislation is still “very much alive,” according to State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville).

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Contentious absentee ballot legislation clears Senate committee with amendment

The hotly debated bill designed to crack down on ballot harvesting has passed a Senate committee with amendments after holding a public hearing for critics to voice concerns.  

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton claims no absentee ballot fraud, ballot harvesting in Alabama

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to crack down on ballot harvesting. House Bill 209, sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville), passed in the lower chamber by a 76-28 vote and now awaits debate in the Alabama Senate.

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Bill designed to crack down on ballot harvesting passes House, despite lengthy Democratic protest

Controversial legislation designed to crack down on ballot harvesting passed the Alabama House of Representatives after vigorous Democratic protest.