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Sec. of State releases instructions for casting 'write-in' vote in Alabama Senate election

Updated: Nov. 17, 2017 at 5:58 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Secretary of State's Office is providing information on casting a write-in vote. John Merrill, Alabama's Secretary of State, says they've received many inquiries from people asking how to advance a write-in candidate.

His office has created a set of instructions ready to be sent out for the December 12th election.

A handout will be available at all polling locations to instruct the voter what they need to do. The one-page document reminds voters to color in the bubble in the write in box, in addition to handwriting the candidates name.

Here's the full document:

This information comes two days after Senator Richard Shelby said he would write in a Republican candidate rather than vote for Roy Moore.

As for Washington, reports that Senate Majority Leader has presented a memo on legal options concerning December 12th, Merrill says the ballot is set. Alabamians have begun absentee voting and it will take place.

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