Election 2016: Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Election 2016: Proposed Constitutional Amendments

On Election Day, the people of Alabama will have the chance to cast their votes for the next president of the United States, as well as for a number of other federal and state officials. In addition, voters will decide whether several proposed amendments should be added to the Alabama Constitution.

Proposed constitutional amendments can be confusing. The ballot language for each amendment is simply a summary—and that summary often does not give voters very much information about what the amendment actually says or does. Therefore, voters need to be armed with an understanding of each amendment when it is time to confront their ballots.

That is the purpose of this Guide: to succinctly explain, in plain language, the statewide constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot, to enable the people of Alabama to cast their votes with confidence.