Monday, March 16th, 2020
The Alabama Democratic Party joins Secretary of State John Merrill in exploring a brief postponement of the March 31 primary runoff election. It is a prudent course of action in this one specific circumstance. Protecting the health and safety of voters, poll workers, and election officials should not be a partisan issue—nor should common sense, fundamental election reforms that make voting easier and our electoral system more modern and resilient.
We ask John Merrill, the Alabama Republican Party, and Republican elected officials to join us in putting partisanship aside to accomplish the following goals before November 2020 and for every election moving forward:
These are not impossible reforms, nor are they rocket science. Voting should be easy. The vast majority of other states have taken these common sense steps to ensure the resilience of their civic institutions. It’s past time for Alabama, the cradle of voting rights, to do the same.