Montgomery, Ala. (EETV) - A statement was released this morning from Alabama Secretary of State John Merril following issues in yesterdays election.

Merril says that several poll workers have been identified assisting or allowing voters, which were marked as having cast a ballot for a Democratic candidate in the primary on August 15th, to vote a Republican ballot. 

Alabama law states, “If an elector votes in a primary election, he or she may vote in a subsequent primary runoff election only if he or she voted in the primary election of the same political party for which the runoff election is being held.”

The penalty for voting or assisting a person who is assisting someone illegally vote can be convicted of a Class C Felony which can carry a sentence of no less than one year in prison and a $15,000 fine.

"When I campaigned for Office I made a promise to the people of this state to ensure that any instance in which someone was reported as having violated the law that they would be investigated, prosecuted, and indicted to the fullest extent of the law." said Merril, "We will continue that practice with this election and all reported incidents will be investigated.

If you observe this activity or any other form of voter fraud please do not hesitate to call (334) 242-7210 or go online to