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Secretary of State: Registrar removed from Houston County board

The member of the Houston County Board of Registrars was removed for allegedly committing multiple violations.


On Tuesday, Secretary of State Wes Allen announced that he removed Dorothy Robbins from the Houston County Board of Registrars for allegedly committing multiple violations.

The violations that Robbins is said to have allegedly committed include:

  • Processed voter registration forms without signatures from the voters
  • Made registrants active who had been convicted of disqualifying felony convictions
  • Issued photo identification to non-registered voters, including individuals who had committed disqualifying felonies
  • Registered a voter at her home address who does not reside there
  • Processed voter registration forms without the required sign-off of a second registrar

“We simply will not allow someone who has operated in this manner to continue to serve as a member of the Board of Registrars,” Allen said. “We took the appropriate action in light of the circumstances.”

Robbins also no longer has access to any office, equipment, systems or resources of the Board of Registrars, according to Allen.

APR reached out to Allen’s office and asked how the secretary of state came to find out about the allegations and if they could provide any evidence of the violations Robbins committed. Allen responded with the following:

“We received numerous complaints from individuals in Houston County about troubling activities that warranted a thorough review by our elections division. 

After a thorough review by our elections division, it was clear to us that the violations had occurred.  We are currently working on getting all of the relevant information pertaining to this matter turned over to the proper authorities.”

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Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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