Ballot language can create confusion for AL voters

Ballot language can create confusion for AL voters

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - On Nov. 8, voters across the state will have the option to cast their vote for 14 statewide constitutional amendments.

However, what those amendments do may not be immediately clear by just reading them on Election Day.

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Some amendments, like amendment six, does not provide details on what changes the amendment will bring.

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

The amendment would require a 2/3rds vote for the impeachment of an official in the future.

Other amendments are long, and sometimes has its meaning lost.

Amendment 14 deals with the budget isolation resolution. If this amendment does not pass, it could leave more than 400 million hanging in the balance.

Sen. Clyde Chambliss said the ballot language needs to be this way to be legal, so it is important to educate yourself to know what you're voting on.

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