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Amendments on Alabama ballot

Voters will weigh in on the Ten Commandments, abortion rights, more

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- In addition to voting for governor and other statewide offices, voters in Alabama will vote on four constitutional amendments on November 6. Here is a summary of those issues.
Amendment 1
Ten Commandments

Would authorize the display of the Ten Commandments on public property, including public schools. The Ten Commandments would be required to be displayed "in a manner that complies with constitutional requirements," including being mixed with historical or educational items. The measure would prohibit the state from using public funds to defend the constitutionality of the amendment.

Amendment 2
Abortion Policy

Would declare that the state's policy is to recognize and support "the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life," and state that "nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion." It is seen as a way to ensure that nothing in the state constitution could be used to argue for a right to abortion in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Amendment 3
University of Alabama Board of Trustees

Would remove the State Superintendent from the UA Board, and remove the 70-year-old age limit.
Amendment 4
Legislative Vacancies

Would change the law so that if a vacancy in the House of Senate occurs in the fourth year of the quadrennial, the seat would remain vacant until the next regular election. Currently, the Governor must set a special election.

Mobile County

Baldwin County

Northwest Florida