Secretary Merrill to Testify Before the U.S. House Committee
Elections are a hot topic as we approach the Alabama Primary Runoff Election. Amid concerns of contracting the Coronavirus, many people do not plan to show up to polls to vote. To combat that, Alabama Secretary Of State John H. Merrill recommended people fill out an absentee ballot. Merrill is taking things a step further and will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Administration. The announcement was made via press release. Secretary Of State John H. Merrill will speak tomorrow afternoon on the Impact Of COVID-19 On Voting Rights And Election Administration.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – MONTGOMERY – Tomorrow afternoon, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Administration at 1:00 PM EDT.
Secretary Merrill was invited to speak to the Committee on behalf of Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) on the impact of COVID-19 on voting rights and election administration.
“Protecting the credibility and integrity of elections in Alabama is something I set out to do when campaigning for this office in 2014. I am proud to share our efforts to protect the 2020 Election Cycle with members of Congress as we work together to protect the right for eligible Americans to participate in the electoral process,” stated Secretary Merrill.
We're glad that officials in Alabama care about a fair election. With COVID-19, many people may feel like they have to choose between staying safe or voting for their future. Thankfully we have officials who are working to protect our right to vote and want to ensure an accurate and safe election.
The hearing will be available online and can be streamed by clicking this link.