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Measure Details

Statewide Amendment 6

Alabama Ballot Measure - HB336

Election: Nov. 8, 2016 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Constitution
Government Operations

Yes
788,399
(53.59%)

No
682,889
(46.41%)

Summary

Amendment 6 changes how the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Board of Education, Superintendent of Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, and members of the Alabama Supreme Court can be impeached and removed from office. Currently, the State Constitution does not set the number of votes required to remove one of these officials from office. Amendment 6 would require a two-thirds majority vote of the Alabama Senate for removal from office. Also, under current law, the appointed Superintendent of Education is subject to impeachment but the elected State Board of Education is not. Amendment 6 adds the entire State Board of Education and removes the Superintendent of Education, who is appointed by and can only be removed by the Board, from the impeachment process. Amendment 6 will not change the reasons someone can be impeached.

If a majority of voters vote “Yes” on Amendment 6, Alabama will modify the process to remove the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Education, State Board of Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, and the members of the Alabama Supreme Court.

If a majority of voters vote “No” on Amendment 6, the process to impeach and remove certain elected officials will not be changed.

There is no cost for Amendment 6.

Measure Text

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to become operative January 1, 2017, to repeal and replace Article VII, Impeachments.

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