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2021 Legislative Law Changes

ACT #2021-446 Effective 05/17/2021; subject Post-Election Audit.

Title 11 - COUNTIES AND MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS

  • Title 2 PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ONLY
  • Chapter 46 - ELECTIONS

      Article 1 General Provisions

  • Section 11-46-1 Municipalities may provide for election, compensation, bond, etc., of officers.
  • Section 11-46-2 Establishment of qualification fee for candidates for office.
  • Section 11-46-3 Primary elections by political parties and partisan elections abolished in municipalities having 300,000 inhabitants or less.
  • Section 11-46-4 Identification of electors eligible to vote; municipality, county contracts; official poll list.
  • Section 11-46-5 Date of elections in certain municipalities.
  • Section 11-46-6 Date of elections in certain Class 5 municipalities. (*Amended by ACT #2021-157 and  ACT #2021-164)
  • Section 11-46-7 Polling places for municipal elections in Class 1 municipalities.
  • Section 11-46-8 Election of mayor and members of city council in Class 1 municipalities.
  • Section 11-46-9 Election commission in Class 1 municipality.

Article 2 Elections in Certain Cities or Towns Having Mayor-Council Form of Government 

  • Section 11-46-20 Cities and towns governed by article; costs of elections; standard of time applicable; effect of legal holidays or closing days.
  • Section 11-46-21 Time of elections; notice; assumption of duties by elected officers. (*Amended by ACT #2021-157 and ACT #2021-164)
  • Section 11-46-22 Notice of elections. (*Amended by ACT #2021-157)
  • Section 11-46-23 Authority and procedure for adjustment of boundary lines of wards, division of wards into voting districts, etc.
  • Section 11-46-24 Designating and equipping voting places; election officials; canvass returns.
  • Section 11-46-24.1 Designation of voting places in Class 8 municipalities by combination of districts and wards.
  • Section 11-46-25 Ballots; statements of candidacy; withdrawal of candidacy. (*Amended by ACT #2021-157)
  • Section 11-46-26 Proceedings where only one candidate or nominee for office. (*Amended by ACT #2021-157)
  • Section 11-46-27 Appointment, compensation, etc., of election officers.
  • Section 11-46-28 Polling place hours; duties of election officers; challenger; deletion of absentee voter applicants from voter list; preservation of order.
  • Section 11-46-29 Appointment of election officers upon failure of others to attend polls.
  • Section 11-46-30 Schools for instruction of election officials in use of voting machines; qualifications and certification of election officials.
  • Section 11-46-31 Exhibition of voting machines for voter instruction and information; diagrams furnished with voting machines.
  • Section 11-46-32 Election supplies.
  • Section 11-46-33 Duties of clerk as to voting machines.
  • Section 11-46-34 Voting booths.
  • Section 11-46-35 Watchers.
  • Section 11-46-36 Preparation, certification, filing, and publication of lists of qualified regular voters.
  • Section 11-46-37 Preparation, etc., of lists of qualified voters upon disqualification of mayor, etc.
  • Section 11-46-38 Electors to vote in wards or precincts of residence, etc.; qualifications for voting. 
  • Section 11-46-39 Oath and identification of voters challenged; voting procedure where paper ballots used.
  • Section 11-46-40 Assistance of disabled electors generally.
  • Section 11-46-42 Number of electors allowed in polling place; time limit, etc., for occupation of booth.
  • Section 11-46-43 Right of secret ballot; write-in voting prohibited.
  • Section 11-46-44 Votes not to be counted until polls closed; disposition of poll lists and affidavits; counting of ballots.
  • Section 11-46-45 Preparation of statements of vote; certification, sealing, and delivery of statements and poll lists; packaging of ballots; sealing and delivery of ballot boxes.
  • Section 11-46-46 Delivery of returns, etc.; retention and destruction of ballot boxes; opening of ballot boxes.
  • Section 11-46-47 Delivery, examination, and identification of keys to voting machines; examination of counters, ballots, etc.; certification as to keys, counters, and ballots; opening of machines and polls.
  • Section 11-46-48 Provision of election materials and supplies; preparation of lighting facilities; posting and placement of diagrams and models.
  • Section 11-46-49 Election officers for voting machines; duties.
  • Section 11-46-50 Identification of voters where voting machines used; voting procedure; assistance of voters; provisional ballot.
  • Section 11-46-51 Instruction of voters in use of machines; oath, etc., of disabled voters; assistance of voters.
  • Section 11-46-52 Closing of polls; locking of machines; announcement of results; statements of canvass; proclamation; disposition of voting materials.
  • Section 11-46-53 Voting machines to remain locked during period for filing of contests; when seals of machines may be broken; disposition of records taken from machines.
  • Section 11-46-54 Designation, etc., of custodians of voting machines and keys; transportation, storage, and protection of machines.
  • Section 11-46-55 Canvassing of returns and certificate of election; determination of majority; runoff elections. (*Amended by ACT #2021-157 and ACT #2021-164)
  • Section 11-46-55.1 Recount Procedures.
  • Section 11-46-56 Absentee ballots - Eligibility.
  • Section 11-46-57 Absentee ballots - Casting and handling of ballots; duties and compensation of clerks, etc., generally; applicability of other laws.
  • Section 11-46-58 Absentee ballots - Marking, posting, etc., of lists of applicants.
  • Section 11-46-59 Offenses of mayor and other executive officers.
  • Section 11-46-60 Offenses of clerks.
  • Section 11-46-61 Offenses of election officers generally.
  • Section 11-46-62 Offenses of inspectors.
  • Section 11-46-63 Failure of returning officer to deliver statement of votes and poll list.
  • Section 11-46-64 Deception of disabled voters by marker, etc.
  • Section 11-46-65 Drinking of intoxicating liquors by watcher.
  • Section 11-46-67 Offenses of electors.
  • Section 11-46-68 Miscellaneous offenses.
  • Section 11-46-69 Contest of elections - Grounds; commencement of action.
  • Section 11-46-70 Contest of elections - Trial; entry of judgment.
  • Section 11-46-71 Annulment of elections.
  • Section 11-46-72 Procedure where election not held on day appointed.
  • Section 11-46-73 Provisions of article as to offenses cumulative.
  • Section 11-46-74 Use of election dates established by classification act or local act.

Article 3 Elections in Certain Cities or Towns Having Commission Form of Government

  • Section 11-46-111 Assistance of disabled electors generally.
  • Section 11-46-112 Forms of oaths to be taken by and for challenged voters; penalty for false oath; refusal to take oath.
  • Section 11-46-113 Number of electors allowed in polling place; time limit, etc., for occupation of booth.
  • Section 11-46-114 Right of secret ballot; write-in voting prohibited.
  • Section 11-46-115 Votes not to be counted until polls closed; disposition of poll lists and affidavits; counting of ballots.
  • Section 11-46-116 Preparation of statements of vote; certification, sealing, and delivery of statements and poll lists; packaging of ballots; sealing and delivery of ballot boxes.
  • Section 11-46-117 Delivery of returns, etc., to governing body; retention and destruction of ballot boxes generally; when ballot boxes may be opened.
  • Section 11-46-118 Delivery, examination, and identification of keys to voting machines; examination of ballots, counters, etc.; certification as to keys, counters, and ballots; opening of machines and polls.
  • Section 11-46-119 Provision of election materials and supplies; preparation of lighting facilities; posting and placement of diagrams and models.
  • Section 11-46-120 Election officers for voting machines; duties.
  • Section 11-46-121 Identification of voters where voting machines used; voting procedure generally; assistance of voters generally; challenges to voters.
  • Section 11-46-122 Instruction of voters in use of machines; oath, etc., of disabled voters; assistance of voters.
  • Section 11-46-123 Closing of polls; locking of machines; announcement of results; statements of canvass; proclamation; disposition of voting materials.
  • Section 11-46-124 Voting machines to remain locked during period for filing of contests; when seals of machines may be broken; disposition of records taken from machines.
  • Section 11-46-125 Designation, etc., of custodians of voting machines and keys; transportation, storage, and protection of machines.
  • Section 11-46-126 Canvassing of returns, declaration of election result, and issuance of certificate of election by board of commissioners; runoff elections.
  • Section 11-46-127 Absentee ballots - Eligibility.
  • Section 11-46-128 Absentee ballots - Casting and handling of ballots generally; duties of registers, clerks, etc., generally; applicability of other laws relating to absentee voting.
  • Section 11-46-129 Absentee ballots - Marking, posting, etc., of lists of applicants for absentee ballots.
  • Section 11-46-130 Offenses of mayors and other executive officers.
  • Section 11-46-131 Offenses of clerks.
  • Section 11-46-132 Offenses of election officers generally.
  • Section 11-46-133 Offenses of inspectors.
  • Section 11-46-134 Failure of returning officer to deliver statement of votes and poll list.
  • Section 11-46-135 Deception of disabled voter by marker, etc.
  • Section 11-46-136 Drinking of intoxicating liquors by watcher.
  • Section 11-46-138 Offenses of electors.
  • Section 11-46-139 Miscellaneous offenses.
  • Section 11-46-140 Contest of elections - Grounds; commencement of action.
  • Section 11-46-141 Contest of elections - Trial; entry of judgment.
  • Section 11-46-142 Annulment of elections.
  • Section 11-46-143 Procedure where election not held on day appointed.
  • Section 11-46-144 Provisions of article as to offenses cumulative.
  • Section 11-46-145 Use of election dates established by classification act or local act.

Title 12 - COURTS

  • Chapter 24 - RECUSAL FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
    1. Section 12-24-3 Recusal of a justice or judge due to campaign contribution; rebuttable presumption; appeal

Title 17 - Elections

  • Chapter 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
    1. Section 17-1-1 Applicability of title to primary elections and county or municipal elections.
    2. Section 17-1-2 Definitions.
    3. Section 17-1-3 Chief elections officials.
    4. Section 17-1-4 Right of city, county and state employees to participate in political activities.
    5. Section 17-1-5 Employers to allow time off for voting.
  • Chapter 2 - HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT (HAVA)
    1. Section 17-2-1 Help America Vote Fund.
    2. Section 17-2-2 Implementation plan; state plan committee.
    3. Section 17-2-3 Establishment of complaint review procedures.
    4. Section 17-2-4 Voting system requirements; vote standards; uniform polling system; purchase of equipment.
  • Chapter 3 - VOTER REGISTRATION
     Article 1 Board of Registrars
    1. Section 17-3-1 Promulgation of rules for registration applications.
    2. Section 17-3-2 Qualifications and appointment of registrars; chair.
    3. Section 17-3-3 Terms of office; removal from office.
    4. Section 17-3-4 Filling of vacancies.
    5. Section 17-3-5 Compensation and allowances for registrars; treatment as state employees.
    6. Section 17-3-6 Oath of office; registrars designated as judicial officers.
    7. Section 17-3-7 Quorum.
    8. Section 17-3-8 Sessions of boards; working days of registrars; special registration sessions. (*Amended by ACT #2021-243
    9. Section 17-3-9 Time and place of meeting in counties with two or more courthouses.
    10. Section 17-3-10 Expenditure of county funds for supplies, office space, etc.; clerical personnel of boards.
    11. Section 17-3-11 Registration of voters at colleges and universities.
    12. Section 17-3-12 Per diem for board members; appointments to fill board vacancies.
    13. Section 17-3-13 Compensation increases.

Article 2 Qualifications of Electors

  1. Section 17-3-30 Qualifications of electors generally.
  2. Section 17-3-30.1 Disqualification of Electors for Felonies Involving Moral Turpitude.
  3. Section 17-3-31 Restoration of right to vote upon pardon or issuance of certificate of eligibility.
  4. Section 17-3-32 Domicile not acquired or lost by temporary absence.
  5. Section 17-3-33 Domicile of persons located partly in multiple counties, districts, or precincts.
  6. Section 17-3-34 Persons living on boundary lines between counties, districts, or precincts.

Article 3 Registration of Electors

  1. Section 17-3-50 Registration deadline.
  2. Section 17-3-51 Certificate of registration.
  3. Section 17-3-52 Examination and oath of applicants; disclosure of information.
  4. Section 17-3-53 Access by political parties to voter registration information.
  5. Section 17-3-54 Refusal of registration - Authorized; notice required.
  6. Section 17-3-55 Refusal of registration - Appeal.
  7. Section 17-3-56 Registration required only once; exceptions.
  8. Section 17-3-57 Forms and supplies; publication of notices; expenses.
  9. Section 17-3-58 Voters in territory transferred to another county.
  10. Section 17-3-59 Electors temporarily out of the county may register.
  11. Section 17-3-60 Clerical assistance for judge of probate and board of registrars.
  • Chapter 4 - VOTER REGISTRATION LISTS
     Article 1 County Voter Registration Lists
    1. Section 17-4-1 Lists of registered voters to be published.
    2. Section 17-4-2 State voter registration lists.
    3. Section 17-4-2.1 Electronic poll books.
    4. Section 17-4-3 County board of registrars to purge disqualified electors.
    5. Section 17-4-4 Information of deaths, incompetency, and convictions to be furnished to boards of registrars.
    6. Section 17-4-5 Notice of previous registration to be given.
    7. Section 17-4-6 Information to be provided by state departments or agencies.
    8. Section 17-4-6.1 Investigation of registered voter reported to be deceased or a nonresident of the precinct.
    9. Section 17-4-7 Meeting of board of registrars for voter list maintenance.
    10. Section 17-4-8 Electors to reidentify themselves; notice of reidentification; when eligible by mail.
    11. Section 17-4-9 Inactive voter list; voter reidentification.
    12. Section 17-4-10 Publication of names to be struck from list.
    13. Section 17-4-11 Only electors disqualified or not reidentified to be removed.
    14. Section 17-4-12 Records to show reason for striking elector from list; removal for failure to reidentify not permanent disqualification.
    15. Section 17-4-13 Procedure for having name restored to list of qualified electors; limitation of provisions.
    16. Section 17-4-14 Permanent list of qualified electors.

Article 2 Statewide Voter Registration File, Voter Registration Advisory Board, and Director of Voter Registration

  1. Section 17-4-30 Notice to registered voters; updating voter lists; suspense file; publication of names to be struck from list. (*Amended by ACT #2021-534)
  2. Section 17-4-31 State to reimburse county commissions certain costs associated with process. (*Amended by ACT #2021-534)
  3. Section 17-4-32 Judge of probate to have access to current list of registered voters; no state entities to pay costs for access to list.
  4. Section 17-4-33 Computerized statewide voter registration list. (*Amended by ACT #2021-335)
  5. Section 17-4-34 State Voter Registration Advisory Board.
  6. Section 17-4-35 Supervisor of Voter Registration.
  7. Section 17-4-36 Duties of boards of registrars; voter registration identification number.
  8. Section 17-4-37 Applicability of chapter.
  9. Section 17-4-38 Dissemination of information on voter registration.
  10. Section 17-4-38.1 Collecting, sharing, and verifying information; costs; rulemaking authority.
  11. Section 17-4-39 Maintenance of state voter registration list.

Article 3 The National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act of 2002

  1. Section 17-4-60 Implementation of federal acts.
  2. Section 17-4-61 Additional personnel.
  3. Section 17-4-62 Voter Registration Fund.
  4. Section 17-4-63 Rules, forms, and instructions; inter-agency agreements.

Article 2 Ballots.

  1. Section 17-6-20 Elections must be by official ballot.
  2. Section 17-6-21 Contents; amendments; withdrawal of name. (*Amended by ACT #2020-39 Only applied to the 2020 General Election) 
  3. Section 17-6-22 Political parties not included on ballot unless requirements met.
  4. Section 17-6-23 Uniform ballots at each polling place; electors for President and Vice President.
  5. Section 17-6-24 Printing and design.
  6. Section 17-6-25 Order of listing of candidates on ballots.
  7. Section 17-6-26 Order of arrangement; content requirements; secrecy envelopes or folders.
  8. Section 17-6-27 Write-in votes; listing of independent candidates; form of ballots.
  9. Section 17-6-28 Requirements for write-in votes.
  10. Section 17-6-29 Party emblem - Submission; approval.
  11. Section 17-6-30 Party emblem - Certification to judge of probate.
  12. Section 17-6-31 Party emblem - Prohibited designs.
  13. Section 17-6-32 Party emblem - Use when party is divided.
  14. Section 17-6-33 Designation of different offices of same classification.
  15. Section 17-6-34 Secret ballot.
  16. Section 17-6-35 Procedure to vote straight party ticket.
  17. Section 17-6-36 Procedure to vote for one candidate not on party ticket.
  18. Section 17-6-37 Procedure to vote for two or more candidates on different party tickets.
  19. Section 17-6-38 Procedure to vote split ticket.
  20. Section 17-6-39 Procedure when straight party ticket does not contain names of all candidates.
  21. Section 17-6-40 Procedure to vote for person whose name not on ballot.
  22. Section 17-6-41 Ballot for constitutional amendment.
  23. Section 17-6-42 Ballots to be paid for by counties and cities.
  24. Section 17-6-43 Packaging of ballots; detachable stubs.
  25. Section 17-6-44 Number of ballots per elector.
  26. Section 17-6-45 Performance of duties under chapter for municipal elections.
  27. Section 17-6-46 Instructional posters.
  28. Section 17-6-47 Blank forms and stationery for election.
  29. Section 17-6-48 Designating certain officers by number.
  30. Section 17-6-48.1 Permanent place names for each seat on supreme court and courts of appeal. 
  31. Section 17-6-49 Office sought to be designated by number.

Article 3 Alabama Informed Voter Act.

  1. Section 17-6-80 Short title.
  2. Section 17-6-81 Fair Ballot Commission; ballot statements.

Article 2 Voter Identification.

  1. Section 17-9-30 (Operative in the first statewide primary for 2014) Identification of electors; Alabama photo voter identification card. 

Article 3 Prohibited Practices.

  1. Section 17-9-50 Proximity of persons to polling place.  
  2. Section 17-9-50.1 Photographing or revealing contents of another voter's ballot. 
  3. Section 17-9-51 Time requirements for receipt of absentee ballots.
  • Chapter 10 - PROVISIONAL VOTING; CHALLENGE OF VOTERS
    1. Section 17-10-1 Voter identification requirements. 
    2. Section 17-10-2 Provisional ballots; certification; tabulation; identification of ballots. 
    3. Section 17-10-3 Voting in precinct, etc., where elector's name does not appear on official list.
  • Chapter 11 - ABSENTEE VOTING
     Article 1
    1. Section 17-11-1 "Circuit clerk" defined.
    2. Section 17-11-2 Absentee election manager.
    3. Section 17-11-3 Absentee balloting generally. (*Amended by ACT #2021-364
    4. Section 17-11-3.1 Qualified voter with permanent disability preventing attendance at polls. 
    5. Section 17-11-4 Form and contents of application; signature of applicant; filing of application.  
    6.  Section 17-11-5 Delivery of absentee ballots; maintenance of voter lists. 
    7.  Section 17-11-6 Form of absentee ballots.
    8. Section 17-11-7 Form of affidavit to be printed on envelope - General, special, or municipal elections. 
    9. Section 17-11-8 Form of affidavit to be printed on envelope - Primary elections.
    10. Section 17-11-9 Materials furnished with ballot; delivery of ballot to absentee election manager.
    11. Section 17-11-10 Procedure upon receipt of ballot by absentee election manager; counting of ballots. (*Amended by ACT #2021-364)  
    12. Section 17-11-11 Officials for counting of absentee ballots; poll watchers. Officials for counting of absentee ballots; poll watchers.
    13. Section 17-11-13 Disqualification of circuit clerk from serving as absentee election manager.
    14. Section 17-11-14 Compensation of absentee election manager. 
    15. Section 17-11-15 Performance of duties of clerk in municipal elections held separate from primary or general election.
    16. Section 17-11-16 Costs and expenses generally.
    17. Section 17-11-18 Time requirements for receipt of absentee ballots. (*Amended by ACT #2021-364)   
    18. Section 17-11-19 Statements required from persons or entities supplying election materials; return of unused election materials. 

Article 2 Overseas Absentee Voting.

  1. Section 17-11-40 Definitions.
  2. Section 17-11-41 Alabama Electronic Overseas Voting Advisory Committee.
  3. Section 17-11-42 Rules; requirements; minimum criteria.
  4. Section 17-11-43 Request for overseas ballot.
  5. Section 17-11-43.1 Use of federal write-in absentee ballots by overseas voters.
  6. Section 17-11-44 Receipt of request.
  7. Section 17-11-45 Procedure for return of voted ballot.
  8. Section 17-11-46 Overseas voter certificate.
  9. Section 17-11-47 Instructions.
  10. Section 17-11-48 Processing of voted absentee ballots.
  11. Section 17-11-49 Witnessing or notarization of absentee ballots.
  12. Section 17-11-50 Emergency procedures and rules.
  13. Section 17-11-51 Funding.

Article 2 Political Parties.

  1. Section 17-13-40 "Political party" defined.
  2. Section 17-13-41 Determination of total vote of political party.
  3. Section 17-13-42 Political parties may elect whether to participate in primary elections.
  4. Section 17-13-43 Selection of delegates to national conventions by political parties.
  5. Section 17-13-44 Party committees for state and political subdivisions.
  6. Section 17-13-45 Provision for election of members of state executive committees.
  7. Section 17-13-46 Notice by governing body of political party of desire to enter primary.
  8. Section 17-13-47 Assessments and other qualifications for candidates for nomination.
  9. Section 17-13-48 Selection and appointment of officers to conduct elections.
  10. Section 17-13-49 State and other conventions.
  11. Section 17-13-50 Party meetings to nominate candidates, select delegates, party officers, etc.
  12. Section 17-13-51 Applicability of Sections 17-13-50 and 17-17-50.
  13. Section 17-13-52 Certificate of nomination by convention, mass meeting, etc.

Article 3 Contests of Primary Elections.

  1. Section 17-13-70 Time for contesting generally; hearing.
  2. Section 17-13-71 Grounds.
  3. Section 17-13-72 Effect of contest on declared nomination.
  4. Section 17-13-73 Certification of candidate in case of contest.
  5. Section 17-13-74 Summoning witnesses and production of documents.
  6. Section 17-13-75 Witnesses - Testifying as to vote.
  7. Section 17-13-76 Witnesses - Oaths; summoning witnesses; expenses.
  8. Section 17-13-77 Registration lists to be furnished upon request.
  9. Section 17-13-78 Statement by elector contesting election.
  10. Section 17-13-79 Contestant to notify contestee of votes sought to be proved illegal.
  11. Section 17-13-80 Contest of nomination to county office - Time and manner of commencement.
  12. Section 17-13-81 Contest of nomination to county office - Duty of chair of county executive committee in case of contest.
  13. Section 17-13-82 Contest of nomination to county office - Appeals from decisions of county executive committee.
  14. Section 17-13-83 Manner of commencing contest of nomination to office other than county office.
  15. Section 17-13-84 Filing statements of contests; depositions; costs; service of process; contempt.
  16. Section 17-13-85 Meeting of state executive committee.
  17. Section 17-13-86 Declaration of result of contest.
  18. Section 17-13-87 New primary in case contest cannot be decided.
  19. Section 17-13-88 Power of state committee to provide rules of party procedure.
  20. Section 17-13-89 Commissioners to take testimony.

Article 4 Presidential Preference Primary Elections.

  1. Section 17-13-100 When held; reimbursement of county.
  2. Section 17-13-101 Applicability of Section 17-9-3 and this chapter.
  3. Section 17-13-102 Petition requirements.
  4. Section 17-13-103 Filing fee.
  5. Section 17-13-104 Notice to candidate of qualification; withdrawal by candidate.
  6. Section 17-13-105 Political party to file resolution with Secretary of State.

Article 2 Elections for Presidential and Vice Presidential Electors

  1. Section 17-14-30 Number of presidential electors.
  2. Section 17-14-31 Certification of names of candidates; nominating petitions; names of electors; statement of electors. (*Amended by ACT #2020-39 Only applied to the 2020 General Election)
  3. Section 17-14-32 Names on ballots; vote for candidate counted as vote for designated electors.
  4. Section 17-14-33 Making returns to Secretary of State.
  5. Section 17-14-34 Governor to estimate returns and give notice of election.
  6. Section 17-14-35 Tie vote.
  7. Section 17-14-36 Electoral meeting; filling of vacancies.
  8. Section 17-14-37 Compensation of electors.

Article 3 Amendments to the Constitution

  1. Section 17-14-50 Counting and returning vote on constitutional amendment.
  2. Section 17-14-51 Returns made to Secretary of State.
  3. Section 17-14-52 Returns counted; result proclaimed.
  4. Section 17-14-53 Expense of publication of proclamation.
  5. Section 17-14-54 Cost of elections on constitutional amendments.
  6. Section 17-14-55 Duty of state Comptroller to ascertain expenses and file same.

Article 4 Congressional Districts and Elections

  1. Section 17-14-70 Congressional districts; official maps.
  2. Section 17-14-71 Election of congressional representative.
  3. Section 17-14-72 Making returns to Secretary of State.
  4. Section 17-14-73 Governor to estimate returns and give notice of election.
  • Chapter 15 - SPECIAL ELECTIONS
    1. Section 17-15-1 When and for what offices held.
    2. Section 17-15-2 Day for holding special elections.
    3. Section 17-15-3 Special elections ordered by Governor.
    4. Section 17-15-4 Proclamation of election for Congress or state officers.
    5. Section 17-15-5 Judge of probate to give notice of elections in county.
    6. Section 17-15-6 Notification of sheriff and clerk of circuit court.
    7. Section 17-15-7 How conducted and certificates given.
  • Chapter 16 - POST ELECTION PROCEDURES
     Article 1 General Provisions
    1. Section 17-16-1 Preservation of voted ballot containers and records of election containers; electronic voting specialists.
    2. Section 17-16-2 Reimbursing counties for election expenses - "Expenses" defined.
    3. Section 17-16-2.1 Reimbursing counties for election expenses - Election Expense Reimbursement Committee.
    4. Section 17-16-3 Reimbursing counties for election expenses - Both federal or state and county offices.
    5. Section 17-16-4 Reimbursing counties for election expenses - Only federal or state offices.
    6. Section 17-16-5 Reimbursing counties for election expenses - Constitutional amendments in general.
    7. Section 17-16-6 Reimbursing counties for election expenses - Constitutional amendments affecting state as a whole.
    8. Section 17-16-7 Reimbursing counties for election expenses - Appropriation.

Article 2 Recounts Generally

  1. Section 17-16-20 Recounts generally.
  2. Section 17-16-21 Recount procedures.

Article 3 Election Contests

  1. Section 17-16-40 Grounds of contest.
  2. Section 17-16-41 When election not annulled.
  3. Section 17-16-42 Voter must answer as to qualifications.
  4. Section 17-16-43 Either party may have copy of registration and poll lists.
  5. Section 17-16-44 Jurisdiction in election contests; appeal.
  6. Section 17-16-45 Examination of ballots, voting equipment, etc.
  7. Section 17-16-46 Procedure for examination of ballots, voting machines, etc.; bond.
  8. Section 17-16-47 Statement of grounds of contest.
  9. Section 17-16-48 Notice of nature of evidence.
  10. Section 17-16-49 When contest commenced; security for costs.
  11. Section 17-16-50 Contest of senator or representative in Legislature - Filing.
  12. Section 17-16-51 Contest of senator or representative in Legislature - Testimony.
  13. Section 17-16-52 Contest of senator or representative in Legislature - Depositions returned.
  14. Section 17-16-53 Contest of senator or representative in Legislature - Costs taxed.
  15. Section 17-16-54 Contest of election of judge of circuit or district court - Procedure generally.
  16. Section 17-16-55 Contest of election of judge of circuit or district court - Testimony; heard without jury.
  17. Section 17-16-56 Contest of election of judge of probate court and other county and municipal officers - Generally.
  18. Section 17-16-57 Contest of election of judge of probate court and other county and municipal officers - Court open at all times.
  19. Section 17-16-58 Ballots may be examined.
  20. Section 17-16-59 Judgment of court.
  21. Section 17-16-60 Contest not abated by death of contestant.
  22. Section 17-16-61 Appeals - Generally.
  23. Section 17-16-62 Appeals - Costs.
  24. Section 17-16-63 Statement - Filing; bond.
  25. Section 17-16-64 Statement - Contents of statement; verification; service; amendments.
  26. Section 17-16-65 Tried by joint convention of House and Senate.
  27. Section 17-16-66 Commission elected to take testimony.
  28. Section 17-16-67 Sitting of commission.
  29. Section 17-16-68 Commission to take testimony.
  30. Section 17-16-69 Notice to adverse party.
  31. Section 17-16-70 Commission has power to punish for contempt.
  32. Section 17-16-71 Evidence confined to allegations; exceptions.
  33. Section 17-16-72 Each party entitled to be present.
  34. Section 17-16-73 Commission to report conclusions and evidence.
  35. Section 17-16-74 Compensation of witnesses.
  36. Section 17-16-75 Sheriffs to serve commission's writs.
  37. Section 17-16-76 Execution for costs.

Title 21 - HANDICAPPED PERSONS

  • Chapter 4 - ACCESSIBILITY TO AND USE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES BY PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS
     Article 2 Accessibility of Registration and Polling Places
    1. Section 21-4-20 Legislative intent.
    2. Section 21-4-21 Definitions.
    3. Section 21-4-22 Promulgation of guidelines.
    4. Section 21-4-23 Registration and voting aids.
    5. Section 21-4-24 Actions for injunctive relief to enforce article.

Title 28 - INTOXICATING LIQUOR, MALT BEVERAGES, AND WINE

  • Chapter 2 - ELECTIONS AS TO SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WITHIN COUNTIES
     Article 1 General Provisions
    1. Section 28-2-1 Procedure for elections to determine classification of counties as wet or dry counties; laws applicable in dry counties.

Article 2 Special Method Referendum

  1. Section 28-2-20 Short title.
  2. Section 28-2-21 Petitioners for election under Section 28-2-1 may request election on adoption of this article; question to be asked voters.
  3. Section 28-2-22 Conditions governing sale of alcoholic beverages in county and municipalities therein where majority of voters approve sale and distribution under article; penalty for violation of section.
  4. Section 28-2-23 Levy and collection of tax upon sale of malt beverages by counties or municipalities permitting sale under article; disposition of proceeds from tax.
  5. Section 28-2-24 Counties not authorized to conduct referenda under provisions of Section 28-2-21.
  6. Section 28-2-25 Applicability of other provisions of title, etc., in county adopting article.
  • Chapter 2A - ELECTIONS AS TO SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WITHIN MUNICIPALITIES
    1. Section 28-2A-1 Procedure for wet or dry classification option elections.
    2. Section 28-2A-1.1 Ratification and confirmation of option elections and related taxes and licenses.
    3. Section 28-2A-2 Distribution of funds pursuant to Chapters 3 and 28 of Title 40.
    4. Section 28-2A-3 Legislative intent.
    5. Section 28-2A-20 Ordinance and Referendum to Determine Whether Annexed Territories Should be Legally Wet.

Title 31 - MILITARY AFFAIRS AND CIVIL DEFENSE

  • Chapter 13 - ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
    1. Section 31-13-28 Voter registration eligibility and requirements.

Title 36 - PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

  • Chapter 14 - SECRETARY OF STATE
    1. Section 36-14-18 Performance of duties under Alabama Fair Campaign Practices Act.
  • Chapter 25 - CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, ETC
    1. Section 36-25-1 Definitions.
    2. Section 36-25-4 State Ethics Commission - Duties; complaint; investigation; hearings; fees; finding of violation.
    3. Section 36-25-5.2 Public disclosure of information regarding officials, candidates, or spouses employed by or contracting with the state or federal government.
    4. Section 36-25-6 Use of contributions.
    5. Section 36-25-13 Actions of former public officials or public employees prohibited for two years after departure.
    6. Section 36-25-14 Filing of statement of economic interests.
    7. Section 36-25-15 Candidates required to file statements of economic interests; official to notify commission of name of candidate; failure to submit statement. 
    8. Section 36-25-19 Registered lobbyists and other persons required to file quarterly reports.
    9. Section 36-25-27 Penalties; enforcement; jurisdiction, venue, judicial review; limitations period.

Canons of Judicial Ethics

 

 

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