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2012 Ballot Measure Election Results:Alabama

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November 6, 2012

Alabama

By Josh Altic


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: Eleven ballot measures were on the Alabama 2012 ballot on November 6, with voters casting their decisions on the issues.

Out of the 11 measures on the ballot, 10 were approved, and 1 was defeated.

Below is a rundown of results for each measure that was on the ballot.

Amendment 1

This measure would extend payments made to the Forever Wild Land Trust for a 20-year period. The payments would be from fiscal year 2012-2013 to fiscal year 2031-2032.

According to the Alabama Secretary of State's website Amendment 1 was passed with 75.29% voting yes and 24.71% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

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Amendment 2

This measure would allow the state to issue general obligation bonds of no more than $750 million. According to the text of the measure, the proposal was sent to the ballot during the 2012 state legislative session.

Amendment 2 was passed with 69.34% voting yes and 30.66% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

Amendment 3

This measure, also a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment would define the Stockton Landmark District within the county and would also prohibit any annexation of property within the district into a municipality by local law.

Amendment 3 was passed with 69.73% voting yes and 30.27% voting no.

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Amendment 4

This measure is one of the eleven legislatively-referred constitutional amendments on the Alabama ballots and would remove language from the Alabama Constitution that references segregation by race in schools. The measure would also repeal Section 259, which relates to poll taxes. The proposed ballot measure was introduced during 2011 state legislative session.

According to the Alabama Secretary of State's website Amendment 4 was defeated with a little under a twenty percent margin, 40.84% voting yes and 59.16% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

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Amendment 5

This measure, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, deals with transferring the assets and liabilities of the Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Richard to the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners of the City of Mobile.

According to the Alabama Secretary of State's website Amendment 5 was passed with 69.92% voting yes and 30.08% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

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Amendment 6

This measure is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to prohibit mandatory participation in any health care system. The formal title of the proposal is House Bill 60, and was introduced by multiple state representatives in 2011 state legislative session.

According to the Alabama Secretary of State's website Amendment 6 was passed with 59.52% voting yes and 40.48% voting no.

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Amendment 7

This measure would guarantee the right to a secret ballot in votes of employee representation and public votes on referenda and public office.

According to the Alabama Secretary of State's website Amendment 7 was passed with 68.18% voting yes and 31.82% voting no.

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Amendment 8

This measure would provide that the compensation paid to legislators would not increase during term of office. The measure would also establish the basic compensation of the Legislature at the median household income in the state and would require legislators to submit signed vouchers for reimbursement for expenses.

According to the Alabama Secretary of State's website Amendment 8 was passed with 69.16% voting yes and 30.84% voting no.

Amendment 9

This measure, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, would allow the state legislature to implement a business privilege tax on corporations among other provisions.

According to the Alabama Secretary of State's website Amendment 9 was passed with 58.72% voting yes and 41.28% voting no.

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Amendment 10

The measure relates to the authority of state legislature and banking in the state.

Amendment 10 was passed with a little over a ten percent margin, 55.15% voting yes and 44.85% voting no.

Amendment 11

This final measure would prohibit a municipality that is outside of Lawrence County from imposing any municipal ordinance or regulation.

The measure was approved with 67.19% voting yes and 32.81% voting no. Election results are not yet official, as a canvassing of the results will not be done until later this month.

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