Houston County Circuit Clerk chosen for Voter Fraud Reform Task Force

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Houston County employee was chosen to be in a voter fraud task force.

On September 23rd, Secretary of State, John Merrill announced information regarding a Voter Fraud Reform Task Force. This group includes 15 members from various areas of Alabama and one of those members is Houston County District Clerk, Carla Woodall.

“It is an honor to be able to serve for the entire state and share some of the things we do in Houston County, those other counties may want to do,” Woodall said.

Woodall said the state of Alabama received an A+ in election integrity during the 2020 General Election, making it one of the only states in the United States to receive this honor.

“Just to continue that integrity then-Secretary Merrill has established this task force,” Woodall said. “Bringing to the table a diversified group with various interests and job duties during elections.”

According to Woodall, this is the second task force she has been a part of with the Secretary of State’s Office and they looked at making absentee voting easier, but this time they will look at ways to prevent absentee voter fraud.

“To help identify issues, problems, things that can be done to prevent absentee voter fraud,” Woodall said.

Woodall said she will meet with the other 14 members of the Voter Fraud Reform Task Force on Thursday. Woodall said she already comes in with some experience of working with state departments of convicting people of voter fraud.

“Over the past ten years, to identify these problems, to investigate these problems and then working with the district attorney’s office to actually obtain convictions,” Woodall said.

If there are any changes to be discussed regarding voter integrity they will be discussed during January’s legislative session.

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