Secretary of State John Merrill

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statement on Sec. of State John Merrill

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has announced that he will not run for any elected office next year after saying he made poor choices that impacted his family. Merrill is a prominent state Republican leader who was widely viewed as having higher political ambitions. He told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that he made choices that were not…

Secretary of State John Merrill Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2022

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced his won’t seek re-election in 2022. Merrill elected to the position in 2015 is Alabama’s 53rd Secretary of State. The following is a direct statement from Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill: “Since January of 2015, it has been my honor to serve as the 53rd Secretary of State of Alabama. During…

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot is Today

A record 200,000 Alabamians have already voted by absentee ballot in the November election. Secretary of State John Merrill said today that over 271,000 absentee ballots have been requested, and over 206,000 of those ballots have been returned.  Merrill said that is a record number. Alabama does not technically have early voting, but people can cast absentee ballots by mailing…

Secretary of State Meets with City Officials in Marion Amid Election Concerns

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Secretary of State John Merrill will be monitoring the upcoming municipal elections in Marion, Centreville and Selma — after candidates raise concerns about fraud and corruption. Secretary Merrill met with Marion city officials Wednesday morning to discuss the election. He said election observers are keeping a close eye on the absentee voting process — to…

John Merrill Expected to Announce Tuesday Whether He’ll Run for U.S. Senate

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has scheduled an announcement for Tuesday morning in Montgomery. He is expected to announce whether he’ll seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2020. The seat is currently held by Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. Jones wants to keep the seat, which he won by defeating Republican Roy Moore in a special election in…

Election Results to be Certified Next Week

Alabama’s state elections results will be certified next week. The secretary of state’s office said the canvassing board will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Montgomery. The governor, attorney general and secretary of state will canvass and certify election results during the meeting. None of the statewide races had narrow margins, as Republicans swept all statewide offices. Unofficial returns show…

Record 3.3 Million Voters Registered in Alabama

The secretary of state’s office says a record 3.3 million voters are now registered in Alabama. A statement released by Secretary of State John Merrill on Monday says more than 584,000 voters have been registered. Merrill credits the record number of voters to a combination on online registration, a mail-in program and a partnership with the state law enforcement agency….