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Measure Details

Statewide Amendment 9

Alabama Ballot Measure - SB225

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

Categories:
Constitution
Judicial Branch

Yes
600,579
(51.05%)

No
575,882
(48.95%)

Summary

Under current law, a person is constitutionally prohibited from being elected or appointed to a judicial office in Alabama, including Probate Judge, after reaching the age of 70 years. Amendment 9 would allow a person who is not over the age of 75 to be elected or appointed Probate Judge in Pickens County. The person’s age would be considered at either the beginning of the time to qualify for an election (if the person was elected) or at the time of the appointment (if the person was appointed). No other judicial offices in the state would be impacted by Amendment 9. The Amendment only applies to Pickens County.

If a majority of voters locally and statewide vote “Yes” on Amendment 9, a person who is not over the age of 75 years could be elected or appointed to be the Pickens County Probate Judge, but, for all other judicial offices in the state, the current statewide constitutional prohibition of electing or appointing a person who has reached the age of 70 years to a judicial office would remain in place.

If a majority of voters either locally or statewide vote “No” on Amendment 9, the current statewide constitutional prohibition against electing or appointing a person who has reached the age of 70 years to a judicial office would remain in place for all judicial offices in the state.

Measure Text

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.

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