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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Update: State Supreme Court stays order directing Alabama not to destroy voting records

Late Monday night, the Alabama Supreme Court stayed the Montgomery County Circuit Court's order earlier that day directing Alabama election officials to preserve digital ballot images during Tuesday's Senate election.

A judge directed Alabama election officials Monday afternoon to preserve all digital ballot images in Tuesday's hotly contested U.S. Senate special election.

An order granting a preliminary injunction was filed at 1:36 p.m. Monday - less than 24 hours before voting is to begin. The order came in response to a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of four Alabama voters who argued that the state is required to maintain the images under state and federal law.


Publishers Notes: Interesting, they knew well ahead of times something was up!


Anonymous said...

its eerie, there was a post Monday night on Reddit (not sure how true it is) that said that Doug Jones would win but in a few days there would be an investigation by the DOJ (Jeff Sessions of Alabama) and it would expose the whole Democratic machine of voter fraud across all 50 states. Again, dont know how much truth there is to it but it's looking like it is happening that way.

Anonymous said...

Maryland should implement this law.

Beginning with the June 3, 2014 primary election, Act 2011-673 requires an Alabama voter to have a specific type of photo identification at the polls in order to vote. If a voter does not have one of the approved forms of photo ID as stated in the law, then he or she may receive a free Alabama photo voter ID from various locations including the Secretary of State's Office, local county board of registrars' offices, and a mobile location to be determined by the Secretary of State's Office.

To download the application for a free photo voter ID, click here.

Valid ID at the Polls
A voter can use any of the following forms of photo ID at the polls starting June 3, 2014:

Valid Driver's License
Valid Non-driver ID
Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID
Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
Valid Federal Issued ID
Valid US Passport
Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County Government, Municipality, Board, Authority, or other entity of this state
Valid student or employee ID from a college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
Valid Military ID
Valid Tribal ID

If a voter possesses any of these forms of ID, he/she is not eligible to receive a free Alabama photo voter ID card. The voter must bring one of these photo IDs to the polls on Election Day or place a copy of the ID in absentee ballot materials.