Understanding Shelby County local amendment 1: school board voting rights


When Alabamians get to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters in some counties will see local amendments on the ballot.

Here’s a look at what residents of Shelby County need to know about a local amendment they’ll see on the ballot.

On the ballot: PROPOSED LOCAL AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE (1) Relating to Shelby County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to require that the members of the county board of education and the county superintendent of education be elected by the qualified electors of the county residing outside of the corporate limits of any city with a separate board of education. (Proposed by Act 2017-151)

  • Vote: Yes/No

What it means: If passed, the amendment would remove residents of cities with their own school systems (i.e.:  Hoover, Pelham and Alabaster) from voting on the Shelby County Board of Education superintendent and School Board members.

Sample ballot

Click out the Shelby County sample ballot: Front side | Back side

Don’t live in Shelby County? Find your county’s sample ballot here.


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