Election Day: 6 Amendments on Alabama Election Ballot

 

 

Alabama has made six amendments on its election ballot. They are as follows:

 

Amendment One deals with language describing the right to vote. It currently reads “every” U.S. citizen. It would change to “only” U.S. citizens. It would not change the requirements of voting.

 

Amendment Two covers changes to the state judicial system. It allows the Alabama Supreme Court to appoint Administrative Directors of Court. Membership of the Judicial Inquiry Commission has been increased.

 

Amendment Three deals with the term of appointed judges. It currently allows them to serve for a year before they run for election. Now it will allow appointed judges to serve for a period of two years.

 

Amendment Four seeks to remove racist language from the Constitution of the State. The State Legislature will be allowed to draft a rearranged version, which would be sent to voters for approval.

 

Amendment Five relates to Franklin County’s proposal of an amendment to the 1901 Constitution of Alabama. It seeks to provide that a person is not liable for using deadly physical force in self-defense or in the defense of another person on a church’s premises, under specific conditions.

 

Amendment Six relates to Lauderdale County’s proposal of an amendment to the 1901 Constitution of Alabama. It seeks to provide that a person is not liable for using deadly force, in self defense, or in the defense of another person on a church’s premises, under certain conditions.

 

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