By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, November 5 Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R) announced that the Secretary of State’s Office will provide Alabama Election Officials, as well as all Alabama citizens, the complete publication of Alabama’s Election Laws on the Alabama Secretary of State’s website.
Secretary Merrill said, “Since taking office, I have sought ways to decrease costs of doing business in the office of the Secretary of State, regardless of the amount. As I stated in April, Alabama’s citizens have to find ways to make ends meet on a daily basis, and it’s important the government follows their example. This is a simple step to save taxpayers’ dollars without any negative impact to the citizens of Alabama. Alabamians elected me to see that this office operates on the same principles they use to run their household budgets, and I intend to do so.”
According to the Secretary of State’s office the new online feature will save the state of Alabama approximately $11,000 to $14,000 by not providing the same information via a booklet purchased at the taxpayers’ expense; provides accessibility to more Election Officials and Alabama citizens through the Secretary of State’s website; and election publication shall allow for the laws to be updated more frequently.
The listings can be found at the following web link:http://www.alabamavotes.gov/electionLaw.aspx?sm=voters
Friday, November 6 at 5:00 P.M. is the deadline for candidates to qualify to run for federal, state or county office, as well as a delegate to the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions in the March 1, 2016, Primary Election. One must have his/her qualifying forms and the established fee at the Republican or Democratic Party Office by 5:00 P.M. this Friday, November 6.