Understanding Jefferson County local amendment 1: raising tax limits


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 Jefferson County need to know about a local amendment they’ll see on the ballot:

On the ballot: PROPOSED LOCAL AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE (1) Relating only to the City of Homewood in Jefferson County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that existing limits on the amount of ad valorem taxes payable on various classes of taxable property in any one year would not apply. (Proposed by Act 2018-166)

  • Vote: Yes/No

What it means: If passed, the amendment would allow Homewood, Ala. residents to vote on raising property taxes above the state lid at some point in the future.

Sample ballot

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

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


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