Alabamians to decide the fate of four proposed constitutional amendments


Alabama voters on November 6 will decide the fate of four proposed constitutional amendments.

Those amendments, all of which passed the 2018 legislative session, will appear as referendums on the general-election ballot now that Secretary of State John Merrill on Friday signed all four proposals.

The amendments are:

  • Amendment 1Allows posting of the 10 Commandments in public buildings, including courthouses and schools.
  • Amendment 2: Designates Alabama a “Pro-Life” state.
  • Amendment 3: Allows changes to the University of Alabama Board of Trustees.
  • Amendment 4: Allowed certain valencies to be filled by appointment rather than special elections.

As of February 2018, there were 928 amendments to Alabama’s 1901 Constitution, making it by far the longest state constitution in the country.


  1. Interesting there isn’t an amendment to allow eligible voters to decide for themselves if they want a lottery or not. It must be about the money.

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