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Secretary of State John Merrill encourages all eligible Alabama voters to register

Tuesday, the National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) organization tweeted out a video of Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill encouraging all of the state’s eligible voters to register.

NVRD is “a celebration of our democracy” as well as the largest single-day drive to register voters. This year, NVRD is September 25.


Also on Tuesday, Merrill announced in a news release that his office has closed over 92 percent of election issues and complaints that have been submitted since he became Secretary of State.

This includes Merrill’s office having successfully resolved all election complaints from the 2016 election cycle and the 2017 special Senate election.

“Our goal since taking office has been to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat,” Merrill said in a press release.

He continued, “When I first sought this office, there was no process for documenting voter fraud reports. It is unfortunate complaints like this have to be made at all, but I am proud of the way we have worked to follow through and get them closed or reported to the appropriate authorities.”

Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

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