FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OPEN PROGRESS CONTINUES TO HELP ALABAMIANS DESPITE THE ALABAMA SECRETARY OF STATE'S RECKLESS COMMENTS
November 27, New York, NY - Open Progress is aware of the Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s statement that Open Progress has distributed messages telling eligible voters that they are not registered to vote. These statements are false and reckless, and risk causing more confusion than the Secretary of State’s office has already caused by placing hundreds of thousands of voters on “inactive” status.
Open Progress has sent the Secretary the following letter setting the record straight. What it is important for Alabama Voters to know is that they still have time – up until 11:59pm tonight – to register to vote or update their voter registration online on the Secretary of State’s website. Voters can contact Open Progress by sending an email to [email protected] to have a one-on-one conversation with a real person to answer questions about the registration process. We have volunteers standing by up until tonight’s deadline. Voters who are eligible also have until December 7 to request an absentee ballot, and all other voters should make sure they have a plan to vote in the special election on Tuesday, December 12. Polls will be open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OPEN PROGRESS APPLIES WINNING STRATEGIES TO REGISTER VOTERS FOR ALABAMA SPECIAL ELECTION
November 21, New York, NY - Open Progress is applying its winning techniques and technology to the upcoming December 12th Special Election for the US Senate in Alabama.
“December 12th is a crucial moment for Alabama,” said Elizabeth Haynes, Co-founder of Open Progress. “The actions by the Secretary of State’s office have led to thousands of Alabama voters being marked ‘inactive’ when, in fact, they vote - and vote regularly. No voter regardless of political party should feel singled out or intimidated by unnecessary paperwork at the polls on Election Day. But, these ‘inactive’ voters will. We want to fix this for these voters now, before the November 27 registration deadline. It’s urgent that all voters who wish to vote can and can do so without fear on December 12.”