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Secretary of State Wes Allen: Banning Ranked Choice Voting is the next step in ensuring Alabama elections are the most secure in the country

The next step in ensuring Alabama elections are the most secure elections in the country is the outlawing of ranked-choice voting.

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Doug Jones: No 'nefarious' GOP plot to keep Biden off Alabama ballot

On Thursday, Jones took to his Twitter account to emphasize there is no Republican plot to keep Biden off the Alabama ballot. 

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Secretary of State Wes Allen warns Alabama Democratic Party that names submitted after certification deadline will not be listed

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen notified the Alabama Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee via letter that they must provide a certification of nomination for President and Vice President of the United States no later than August 15, 2024, to appear on Alabama’s general election ballot.

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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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Secretary of State Wes Allen: National groups targeting ‘primarily Democratic voter blocks’ in Alabama through voter registration mailers

Out-of-state voter registration groups mailing pre-filled voter registration forms to Alabamians are targeting “primarily Democratic voter blocks,” according to Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen.

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Secretary of State Allen: National groups sending ‘misleading, unsolicited’ voter registration forms to Alabamians

A “misleading, unsolicited mass mailing of pre-filled voter registration forms” sent to Alabamians is coming soon from out-of-state groups, according to Secretary of State Wes Allen. 

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Secretary of State Wes Allen touts new voter integrity system, finds over 109,000 ineligible voters on Alabama’s rolls

Secretary of State Wes Allen said recently that his office has identified over 109,000 ineligible voters from Alabama’s roles since creating a new voter integrity system.

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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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Secretary of State Allen tells U.S. Senate committee verifying citizenship is a challenge

Secretary of State Wes Allen addressed the United States Senate's Committee on Rules & Administration Tuesday to discuss election integrity and election administration.

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Bill eliminating corporate annual reporting requirement advances in House

Legislation removing a requirement for businesses to file an annual report with the state passed a House committee on Wednesday.

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Voter registration deadlines approaching for March 5 voting in Alabama

Deadlines to register to vote in Alabama are fast approaching. Resources from 1819 News:

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Allen, Marshall urge SCOTUS to reverse Trump’s removal from Colorado ballot

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen signed on to an amicus brief to be filed with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in the Trump v. Anderson case on Thursday.  

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Federal funds applied to help implement GIS mapping in all 67 counties to correct 2022 precinct, district snafus, says Sec of State Allen
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Secretary of State Allen: All counties now using Geographical Information System for elections; Says should help resolve issues experienced last election cycle

Every county in Alabama now receives election services from a Geographical Information System as of Tuesday, according to Secretary of State Wes Allen.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen details new voter roll tracking system AVID: 'I believe in Election Day, not Election Month'

One of the the first orders of business for Secretary of State Wes Allen when he took office last November was to get the state out of the controversial voter roll tracking system ERIC. He’s since been working to implement a better “Alabama-based” solution, one voters can be confident is free of corruption and outside control.

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Secretary of State Allen: No congressional run in new District 2 congressional seat

Secretary of State Wes Allen told 1819 News on Friday that he will not run for Congress in the newly redrawn District 2. 

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ALGOP: Federal judges ‘chose the map that is the most Democratic’

The map a federal court picked for the 2024 congressional elections in Alabama was the “most Democratic” of the three options, according to the Alabama Republican Party.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen objects to proposed district maps; Says Remedial Plan 1 is ‘most objectionable’ due to ‘unnecessary split of Houston County’

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen objected to all three congressional district map proposals released by a Special Master Richard Allen this week.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen discontinues voter registration mobile app

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.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen: No ICE ID cards for Alabama elections

Federal identification cards for illegal immigrants won’t be able to be used to vote in Alabama elections, according to Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen. 

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Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen unveils new voter integrity database

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen announced a newly-created voter integrity database on Monday.

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Sec. of State Wes Allen: Office 'staying vigilant' after removal of Houston County Board of Registrars official for alleged voter fraud

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen said his office is “staying vigilant” when it comes to voter and election integrity after an official with the Houston County Board of Registrars had to be removed last week over allegations of voter fraud.

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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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Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen gives PR contract to lobbyist

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen recently hired a public relations contract employee who is also a registered lobbyist.

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State Sen. Elliott delays PR contract for Secretary of State Wes Allen

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) delayed a new $140,000 public relations contract with the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office from going into effect on Thursday.

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ERIC head responds to Secretary of State Wes Allen claim headquarters doesn't exist — 'Always operated without a brick-and-mortar office'

The executive director of the Electronic Registration Information Center responded to Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen after he went to Washington and discovered an address provided by ERIC was not the center's headquarters address.

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Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen says ERIC headquarters doesn’t exist in location given on website

After over a year of questioning the integrity and purpose of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), the new Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen went a step further after pulling Alabama from the center and went to the physical address ERIC gave for its headquarters. What he found was virtually nothing.

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