Thursday, April 08, 2021

Suit Against Alabama Is Dropped After Voter Registration Form Is Amended

Last October, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued Alabama's Secretary of State challenging language in Alabama's voter registration form. The oath in the form ends with "so help me God." (See prior posting.) Yesterday, FFRF announced that it is voluntarily dismissing the suit because Alabama has amended the form to allow voters to opt out of that language. The new mail-in form allows a voter to check a box that says, "OPTIONAL: Because of a sincerely held belief, I decline to include the final four words of the oath above." The online form has also been changed.