State officials certify Alabama’s 2020 general election results
The results from the general election held in Alabama on November 3 have been officially certified by the State Canvassing Board.
In Alabama, the State Canvassing Board is currently composed of Governor Kay Ivey, Attorney General Steve Marshall and Secretary of State John Merrill.
“Ahead of this year’s General Election, Alabamians shattered records for voter registration and voter engagement, proving that even a global pandemic cannot hinder our democratic participation,” remarked Merrill in a release.
“Today, we certified those historic results and confirmed that Alabama is committed to providing free, fair, and accessible elections,” he added.
Alabama endured no surprises in the certification process, and all of the declared winners from election night saw little to no change in their level of support as the last of the ballots were compiled.
The closest of the Yellowhammer State’s general election contests was the passage of Statewide Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment that would have made several technical changes to how the judicial branch is administered.
Certified results show that 881,145 Alabamians voted in favor while 919,380 voters voted against, meaning the measure failed to pass by 38,235 votes.
The document with the officially certified results can be accessed here.
“I am once again grateful to the voters, poll workers, and local election officials in all 67 of Alabama’s counties who participated in this historic election and stepped up to ensure a safe, sanitary, and secure election was observed,” concluded Merrill.