Nunn named to Secretary of State’s advisory council

Published 5:19 pm Friday, February 22, 2019

On Thursday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill released the names of judges in 10 counties that have been named to his Probate Judges’ Advisory Council.

Among those named was Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn.

According to the press release, the council works alongside Merrill to “ensure the state’s election systems and business filing processes continue their path of modernization while still preserving the security and integrity of those systems.”

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“I’m honored,” Nunn said of the appointment, noting that he had no expectation of being named.

While much of Nunn’s role on the council will be aimed at advising Merrill on voting and election day issues, such as getting more people out to vote and ensuring that they are able to do so, the Probate Judge has definite ideas on what he would like to tackle.

“We do have some issues here in Dallas County,” Nunn said. “We’re just making recommendations on how to make the elections more voter-friendly.”

For his part, Nunn would like to get more voters to the polls in Dallas County, improve the absentee voting process and keep voters from feeling like “they have to go through hurdles to vote.”

“We want to make sure that when they do go and vote on election day that they are given the opportunity,” Nunn said. “We’re just trying to work out the kinks and the problems as it relates to elections across the state.”