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Alabama Marengo County Judge of Probate Amendment (2012)

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A Marengo County Judge of Probate Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2012 ballot in Marengo County, Alabama, where it was approved.

The measure required that the judge of probate be paid based on the population of Marengo County. Before the measure, the judge of probate was paid at 90 percent of the rate that a district judge is paid.[1]

Read the full text of the bill here.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are unofficial election results:

Alabama Marengo County Judge of Probate Amendment (2012)
Approveda Yes 5,597 68.41%

Results via the as of 11/10/2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared before voters in Marengo County read as follows:

Relating to Marengo County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that the judge of probate shall be compensated based on the population of the county as provided by general law instead of at 90 percent of the rate paid a district judge in the county.[2]

Local constitutional amendments in Alabama

This measure was on the ballot in the state of Alabama. However, this question only appeared in its respective county for residents to vote on. The reason being was that in order to pass local county laws, an amendment to the state constitution is needed. Alabama mandates that county governments seek legislative approval or legislatively-referred constitutional amendment ballot measures for approval of laws.

See also


  1. Alabama Secretary of State, "Proposed Amendments to Appear on the Statewide Ballot," accessed June 26, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.