State election observers will watch Abbeville municipal election

Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 10:11 AM CDT
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Press Release: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s Office

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (PRESS RELEASE) - It has been communicated to the office of the Secretary of State that various citizens from Abbeville are concerned about the election process for the municipal elections scheduled for August 25, 2020.

Having relayed these concerns to the Secretary of State, Secretary Merrill has been in contact with the local municipal leadership in Abbeville.

After discussions with the local leaders in Abbeville, Secretary Merrill has determined that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Abbeville to dispatch election observers from the Secretary of State’s office into Abbeville for the August 25 election.

Some of the measures that will be observed are, but not limited to, the on-site review of voting actions, the review of the absentee ballot application process, as well as observing the absentee ballot counting measures.

The decision to observe the elections in Abbeville should not be interpreted that Secretary Merrill lacks confidence in the local leadership; he simply wants to ensure that every eligible voter is able to cast their ballot for the candidate of their choice in a safe, secure, and fair environment with integrity and credibility.

Any citizen that has a concern about the election or any suspicious activities that may take place should file a full report to the Secretary of State’s office at They can also contact our office at (334) 242-7200. If the voter would like to contact Secretary Merrill directly may call him on his cell at (334) 328-2787.

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