Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan issued the following statement concerning the March 31st Run-Off Election:
“At this time, the March 31st run-off election is still scheduled to take place. The Code of Alabama does not give a governor or body the authority to change the date of the election. An opinion is being sought from Attorney General Steve Marshall to see if the the emergency powers the governor is granted are applicable to an election (click here for statement from Secretary of State John Merrill). Once that opinion has been received, we will proceed accordingly.
“Unless notified differently, carry on as usual for the March 31st run-off election. Voting absentee is encouraged due to the circumstances. A copy of each voter’s photo ID must be submitted with their absentee ballot application. Absentee ballot applications can be found on the Secretary of State’s website (click here). The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is March 26th.”
Chairman, Alabama Republican Party