Secretary of State’s office to intervene in Abbeville municipal election over citizen concerns

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ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — Secretary of State John Merrill will send election observers from his office to ensure that the election process in Abbeville’s municipal election goes well.

The Secretary of State’s office made the decision after several Abbeville citizens voiced their concerns about the situation.

“The decision to observe the elections in Abbeville should not be interpreted that Secretary Merrill lacks confidence in the local leadership,” a press release states. “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.”

The observers will take of the following measures:

  • the on-site review of voting actions
  • the review of the absentee ballot application process
  • the observation of the absentee ballot counting measures.

If you have concerns about an election, you can file a report to the Secretary of State’s office at or call the office at 334-242-7200.

Voters can also contact Secretary Merrill directly by calling 334-328-2787.

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