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Alabama 2017 Statewide Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Statewide Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Education: Higher Ed | Elections

    Statewide Amendment 1: Auburn University Board of Trustees Amendment

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to establish procedures to ensure that no more than three of the members of the Auburn University Board of Trustees shall have terms that expire in the same calendar year and to add two additional at-large members to the board to enhance diversity on the board.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,168,62473.4 %
    No423,59826.6 %
    Budgets | Environmental Protection | Local Government | Natural Resources

    Statewide Amendment 2: State Parks Fund Amendment

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any monies from the State Parks Fund, the Parks Revolving Fund, or any fund receiving revenues currently deposited in the State Parks Fund or the Parks Revolving Fund, and any monies currently designated pursuant to statute for the use of the state parks system from being transferred for another purpose other than the support, upkeep, and maintenance of the state parks system. ...

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,399,17379.8 %
    No354,79520.2 %
    Elections | Local Government

    Statewide Amendment 3: Local Constitutional Amedments Amendment

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to revise the procedure for adoption of local constitutional amendments to provide that a proposed constitutional amendment the Legislature determines without a dissenting vote applies to only one county or a political subdivision within one or more counties shall be adopted as a valid part of the constitution by a favorable vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the affected county or the political subdivision and county or counties in which the political subdivision is located, who vote on the amendment.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes921,68960.6 %
    No599,42339.4 %
    Local Government

    Statewide Amendment 4: County Affairs Administration Amendment

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to authorize each county commission in the state to establish, subject to certain limitations, certain programs related to the administration of the affairs of the county

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,128,06171.6 %
    No446,38628.4 %
    Civil & Constitutional Law | State Government

    Statewide Amendment 5: Separation of Powers Language Change Amendment

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to repeal and restate the provisions of Article III of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 relating to separation of powers to modernize the language without making any substantive change, effective January 1, 2017.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes911,53259.9 %
    No609,14940.1 %
    Legislatures | State Government

    Statewide Amendment 6: Impeachment Amendment

    Clarifies impeachment procedures, removes out-dated language, and requires a two-thirds supermajority vote in the Alabama State Senate for conviction and impeachment of a state official.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes779,63653.6 %
    No675,42046.4 %
    Local Government

    Statewide Amendment 7: Sheriff of Etowah County Amendment

    Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide that the employees of the Office of Sheriff of Etowah County with exceptions shall be under the authority of the Personnel Board of the Office of the Sheriff of Etowah County.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes695,56059.3 %
    No477,19240.7 %
    Labor & Employment

    Statewide Amendment 8: Right-to-Work Amendment

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to declare that it is the public policy of Alabama that the right of persons to work may not be denied or abridged on account of membership or nonmembership in a labor union or labor organization; to prohibit an agreement to deny the right to work, or place conditions on prospective employment, on account of membership or nonmembership in a labor union or labor organization; to prohibit an employer from requiring its employees to abstain from union membership as a condition of employment; and to provide that an employer may not require a person, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment, to pay dues, fees, or other charges of any kind to any labor union or labor organization.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,105,93869.6 %
    No483,64030.4 %
    Judiciary | Local Government

    Statewide Amendment 9:Probate Judge of Pickens County Amendment

    Relating to Pickens County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that a person who is not over the age of 75 at the time of qualifying for election or at the time of his or her appointment may be elected or appointed to the office of Judge of Probate of Pickens County

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes592,69751.0 %
    No569,96849.0 %
    Local Government

    Statewide Amendment 10: Calhoun County Land Jurisdiction Amendment

    Relating to Calhoun County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that any territory located in the county would be subject only to the police jurisdiction and planning jurisdiction of a municipality located wholly or partially in the county.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes756,26765.6 %
    No386,70134.4 %
    Land Use/Property Rights | Tax & Revenue

    Statewide Amendment 11: Major 21st Century Manufacturing Zone Private Interests Amendment

    Proposes an amendment to the Constitution; gives any municipality or county that has established a tax increment district within a Major 21st Century Manufacturing Zone the sole discretion to determine the amount and type of consideration to be received for the redevelopment, rehabilitation, or conservation of property disposed of to or for the benefit of private interest with funds collected from such tax increment district.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes853,46359.2 %
    No587,76140.8 %
    Local Government | Transportation

    Statewide Amendment 12: Baldwin County Toll Amendment

    Relating to municipalities in Baldwin County; proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to authorize the Legislature by general or local law to provide for any municipalities in the county to incorporate a toll road and bridge authority as a public corporation in the municipality for the construction and operation of toll roads and bridges in the municipality and to authorize the authority to issue revenue bonds to finance the projects.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes623,09250.7 %
    No606,89449.3 %
    State Government

    Statewide Amendment 13: Repeals age restrictions for appointed or elected officials

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to repeal any existing age restriction on the appointment, election, or service of an appointed or elected official, with the exception of persons elected or appointed to a judicial office, currently imposed by a provision of the Constitution or other law; and to prohibit the Legislature from enacting any law imposing a maximum age limitation on the appointment, election, or service of an appointed or elected official.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes866,06257.3 %
    No644,14242.7 %
    Legislatures

    Statewide Amendment 14: Confirming the application of any budget isolation resolution

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to amend Amendment 448 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 71.01 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to ratify, approve, validate, and confirm the application of any budget isolation resolution relating to a bill proposing a local law adopted by the Legislature before November 8, 2016, that conformed to the rules of either body of the Legislature at the time it was adopted.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,030,95368.7 %
    No468,90231.3 %
    Alabama Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(105)
    (32)(72)(1)
    State Senators(35)
    (8)(26)(1)
    US Representatives(7)
    (1)(6)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President and Vice President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    US House - Voters will elect seven candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's seven congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Alabama will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Three incumbent justices on the Alabama Supreme Court are running unopposed for re-election on the general election ballot of November 8, 2016
    Local Government
    School board - Twelve of the 18 Alabama school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment are holding elections for 26 seats.
    Candidate List
    Alabama Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Alabama is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. There are no special requirements that write-in presidential candidates must meet in order to have their votes tallied

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