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Secretary of State John Merrill

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Secretary of State John Merrill
Secretary of State John Merrill
Secretary of State John Merrill

And warnings in our area.

Tropical storm zeta has certainly affected school starts and other activities early this thursday morning.

What about the election process?

Pat joining us now live via zoom is alabama secretary of state john merrill.

Secretary merrill, thanks for joining us.

As you know, today is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot.

Is there a need to extend hours to allow time for those who were impacted by what was once hurricane zeta?

When you hear words tossed about like "record" voting, how well are elections officials handling the rush?

- are you having any issues at all with people being turned away or anything like that?

Do you have any specific advice for voters especially when you see this many showing ip to vote?

For those who don't trust their mail-in ballot will make it in time to be counted, what do you tell them?

How do you know for sure that a person's mail in ballot is from the true, actual voter themselves?

What do you say to those who wonder why people wait in long lines to vote early absentee during the covid pandemic so they won't have to wait in long lines during the same pandemic on election day?

How safe are they either way - especially when the state can't force them to wear masks?

What's your prediction for total voter turnout this year?

Secretary of state john merrill, thanks for joining us in the last few days before the election.

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