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Secretary of State John H. Merrill Issues Guidance for Voters in State Senate District 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 


December 1, 2017 - MONTGOMERY - Voters located in parts of Montgomery County will have an additional race to vote for when they head to the polls on December 12. Those Montgomery voters that reside in State Senate District 26 will take the first step in determining who will represent them in Montgomery in the State Senate.

All voters who wish to participate in the two elections will be required to check in, receive their ballot, vote, and turn their completed ballot into the machine designated for the U.S. Senate Special General Election and then will be required to separately check in, receive their ballot, vote, and turn their completed ballot into the machine designated the State Senate primary election.

This uncommon practice and process of separate elections is required because the two elections are separate and unrelated and are at different stages requiring different information to be recorded. The Alabama State Senate races require different sets of poll workers to document the voters party affiliation however no party affiliation is required or documented for the U.S. Senate Special General Election.

The state's new crossover voting law does not apply to the U.S. Senate Special General Election. 


A document that will be distributed to voters on election day is available here.