By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, October 13 Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced that the Secretary of State’s Office in cooperation with the City of Montgomery successfully piloted a live electronic balloting system for overseas military and civilian voters during the recent Montgomery municipal runoff election on October 6, 2015.
Sec. Merrill said in a statement, “We want every military serviceman and woman that are interested in voting to have the opportunity to receive their ballot electronically, vote electronically, and have their ballot returned electronically, as well as have their vote cast and counted just as they would if they were at home with their family. Our goal is to have this successful pilot project go statewide before the March 2016 Presidential primary. It is incumbent upon us as election officials to leverage technology wherever we can to facilitate the voting process, especially for voters like our members of the military who sacrifice so much in service to our country. I want to thank the City of Montgomery for allowing us to pilot the electronic balloting system in its recent election.”