Alabama voters will have the chance to play a new role in the 2016 presidential election. Alabama will join 11 other states on what is known as “Super Tuesday”. Alabama’s primary date will be made official on Wednesday when Governor Robert Bentley signs the bill. Super Tuesday will be held on March 1, 2016, but Alabama election leaders have named the primary after the Southeastern Conference. Secretary of State John Merrill is calling it the SEC presidential primary because Alabama joins other southern states.

“I’m excited that the citizens of Alabama will have an opportunity to make a significant impact on who will be the next President of the United States. We have already heard from most of the announced candidates or their campaign teams and they are looking forward to visiting Alabama and meeting our people,” states Secretary of State Merrill. “We would also like to thank Senator Quinton Ross (D) – Montgomery, Representative Ed Henry (R) – Hartsell, Republican Chairwoman Terry Lathan, Democratic Chairwoman Nancy Worley, and the entire state Legislature for their bipartisan support of the SEC Primary.”

You can learn more about important election information on the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office’s website: