Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen has discontinued the Vote for Alabama voter registration mobile phone app since assuming office, according to a spokeswoman for his office.
Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen announced a newly-created voter integrity database on Monday.
According to former Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, greater community involvement will help keep elections more secure.
Voter fraud has “just been a big problem in the Black Belt…which is not fair to candidates who are running,” according to Alabama’s former Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Michael Jackson.
The Perry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner Jr. on Thursday for one count of felony absentee voter fraud and one count of misdemeanor voter fraud.
A recent indictment of Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner, Jr. for voter fraud is “bogus,” according to a statement released on social media by Turner on Wednesday night.
Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr., has been indicted of felony and misdemeanor counts of voter fraud, according to a press release by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Alabama’s Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Michael Jackson released on Wednesday.
The Alabama Secretary of State referred 113 candidates and political actions committees (PACs) to Attorney General’s Office for violating campaign finance rules, according to Secretary of State John Merrill.
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Tuesday afternoon that the state is on track for 44% to 45% of registered voters to vote in the midterm elections by the end of the day.
The frustration level is understandable as it has been two years since Ty Coffey, Allison Sinclair of Local Alabama and election whistleblowers gathered necessary proof of election violations on November 3, 2020.
With the midterm elections less than a month away, Facebook has been pushing voting information to the top of social media feeds across Alabama. However, not everyone has been getting these notifications, and state election officials have not been told who Facebook targets.
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said he predicts voter turnout will be between 45% to 50% of registered voters for the general election in November, which would total around 1.64 million to 1.84 million people voting in the state.
The Houston County Commission will decide Tuesday whether to agree to participate in a limited voting audit after the general election in November.
Tuesday on "Alabama's Morning News with JT," Secretary of State John Merrill weighed in on Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl using identification he had reportedly made to vote in the last two elections.
Though I possess no special gift of foresight, allow me to venture a few small predictions about the future of Alabama politics.
In 2018, more than 1.7 million registered voters participated in that year's midterm elections in Alabama. Secretary of State John Merrill anticipates that many voters will turn out for this year's midterm elections on November 8.
Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Lindy Blanchard has requested to be removed from a lawsuit that she and the other defendants had claimed voting machines in Alabama were compromised.
According to Secretary of State John Merrill, if the Alabama Legislature follows the recommendations of the Alabama Republican Party executive committee to institute a closed primary system, it could hurt voter participation.
Next week, the Alabama Republican Party executive committee will likely consider a motion to recommend the Alabama Legislature institute a closed primary system to determine the political parties' nominees for future general election nominations,
On Thursday, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill (R) published a column in which he stated that the Board of Registrars in the state with “The most egregious dereliction of duties” were asked to resign and they did.
Those registrars who have proven themselves unable to adequately perform their duties must face consequences. In the county where the most egregious dereliction of duties occurred, I sought and received the resignation of all three registrars involved.
The Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee voted to declare the outcome of Senate District 27, between Tom Whaley and Jay Hovey, at tie. It will likely be decided by a coin toss.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Secretary of State John Merrill, Alabama's top election official, acknowledged problems in last month's State House District 2 Republican primary but said the dispute was "still under investigation."
“Alabama citizens have to be confident that our votes are accurately counted because that’s the foundation of our democratic republic."
MyPillow founder Mike Lindell has announced that Walmart would be removing all MyPillow products from its shelves.
Since the 2020 election, the office of Secretary of State has been elevated in the public eye as the office responsible for ‘’free and fair” elections, including certification of results.