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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to Alabama on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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<p align="justify">''The foundational document for Alabama's government is the Alabama Constitution, which was ratified in 1901. At more than 800 amendments and 310,000+ words, it is the world's longest constitution and is roughly forty times the length of the U.S. Constitution. Though there has been significant movement to rewrite and modernize Alabama's constitution, any policy changes proposed around the state must be approved by the entire Alabama legislature and, frequently, by state referendum. Also known as the “Heart of Dixie,” Alabama’s capital is Montgomery but its largest city by population is Birmingham. Currently, Alabama has two Republican members of the U.S. Senate, a total of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 members of the Alabama State Senate and 105 members of the Alabama House of Representatives. As of September 2013, Alabama is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>''[[Alabama elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Alabama.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Alabama|Important voting information]]  •<br>  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Alabama|Redistricting]]  •  [[Alabama vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Alabama,'' '''''[[Voting in Alabama|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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{{Election links
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Governor of Alabama|Governor]] •
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[[Alabama Attorney General|Attorney General]] •
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[[Alabama State Auditor|Auditor]] •
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[[Alabama Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] •
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[[Alabama Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] •
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[[Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries|Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries]] •
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[[Alabama Commissioner of Labor|Commissioner of Labor]] •
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[[Alabama Public Service Commission|President of Public Service Commission]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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[[Alabama State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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• [[113th United States Congress]]<br>
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• [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|2013-2014 Special Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Senate elections, 2014|2014 U.S. Senate elections]]<br>
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• [[List of candidates who won election to U.S. Congress on November 6, 2012|November 6, 2012 General Election Winners]]
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• [[United States Constitution]]<br>
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• [[Filibuster|What is a filibuster?]]<br>
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[[Autauga County, Alabama ballot measures|Autauga]] • [[Baldwin County, Alabama ballot measures|Baldwin]] • [[Barbour County, Alabama ballot measures|Barbour]] • [[Bibb County, Alabama ballot measures|Bibb]] • [[Blount County, Alabama ballot measures|Blount]] • [[Bullock County, Alabama ballot measures|Bullock]] • [[Butler County, Alabama ballot measures|Butler]] • [[Calhoun County, Alabama ballot measures|Calhoun]] • [[Chambers County, Alabama ballot measures|Chambers]] • [[Cherokee County, Alabama ballot measures|Cherokee]] • [[Chilton County, Alabama ballot measures|Chilton]] • [[Choctaw County, Alabama ballot measures|Choctaw]] • [[Clarke County, Alabama ballot measures|Clarke]] • [[Clay County, Alabama ballot measures|Clay]] • [[Cleburne County, Alabama ballot measures|Cleburne]] • [[Coffee County, Alabama ballot measures|Coffee]] • [[Colbert County, Alabama ballot measures|Colbert]] • [[Conecuh County, Alabama ballot measures|Conecuh]] • [[Coosa County, Alabama ballot measures|Coosa]] • [[Covington County, Alabama ballot measures|Covington]] • [[Crenshaw County, Alabama ballot measures|Crenshaw]] • [[Cullman County, Alabama ballot measures|Cullman]] • [[Dale County, Alabama ballot measures|Dale]] • [[Dallas County, Alabama ballot measures|Dallas]] • [[DeKalb County, Alabama ballot measures|DeKalb]] • [[Elmore County, Alabama ballot measures|Elmore]] • [[Escambia County, Alabama ballot measures|Escambia]] • [[Etowah County, Alabama ballot measures|Etowah]] • [[Fayette County, Alabama ballot measures|Fayette]] • [[Franklin County, Alabama ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Geneva County, Alabama ballot measures|Geneva]] • [[Greene County, Alabama ballot measures|Greene]] • [[Hale County, Alabama ballot measures|Hale]] • [[Henry County, Alabama ballot measures|Henry]] • [[Houston County, Alabama ballot measures|Houston]] • [[Jackson County, Alabama ballot measures|Jackson]] • [[Jefferson County, Alabama ballot measures|Jefferson]] • [[Lamar County, Alabama ballot measures|Lamar]] • [[Lauderdale County, Alabama ballot measures|Lauderdale]] • [[Lawrence County, Alabama ballot measures|Lawrence]] • [[Lee County, Alabama ballot measures|Lee]] • [[Limestone County, Alabama ballot measures|Limestone]] • [[Lowndes County, Alabama ballot measures|Lowndes]] • [[Macon County, Alabama ballot measures|Macon]] • [[Madison County, Alabama ballot measures|Madison]] • [[Marengo County, Alabama ballot measures|Marengo]] • [[Marion County, Alabama ballot measures|Marion]] • [[Marshall County, Alabama ballot measures|Marshall]] • [[Mobile County, Alabama ballot measures|Mobile]] • [[Monroe County, Alabama ballot measures|Monroe]] • [[Montgomery County, Alabama ballot measures|Montgomery]] • [[Morgan County, Alabama ballot measures|Morgan]] • [[Perry County, Alabama ballot measures|Perry]] • [[Pickens County, Alabama ballot measures|Pickens]] • [[Pike County, Alabama ballot measures|Pike]] • [[Randolph County, Alabama ballot measures|Randolph]] • [[Russell County, Alabama ballot measures|Russell]] • [[Shelby County, Alabama ballot measures|Shelby]] • [[St. Clair County, Alabama ballot measures|St. Clair]] • [[Sumter County, Alabama ballot measures|Sumter]] • [[Talladega County, Alabama ballot measures|Talladega]] • [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama ballot measures|Tallapoosa]] • [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama ballot measures|Tuscaloosa]] • [[Walker County, Alabama ballot measures|Walker]] • [[Washington County, Alabama ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Wilcox County, Alabama ballot measures|Wilcox]] • [[Winston County, Alabama ballot measures|Winston]]'''
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* [[Portal:State Executive Officials|State executive officials]] ([[Alabama state executive official elections, 2012|2012]])
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* [[Local ballot measures, Alabama|Local ballot measures]]
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<center>[[Alabama state budget|State budget]] [[Alabama public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Alabama Constitution|State Constitution]] [[Alabama Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] [[Laws governing ballot measures in Alabama]] [[Laws governing recall]] [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Alabama|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Alabama ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
* [[Redistricting in Alabama]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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Welcome to Alabama on Ballotpedia!


The foundational document for Alabama's government is the Alabama Constitution, which was ratified in 1901. At more than 800 amendments and 310,000+ words, it is the world's longest constitution and is roughly forty times the length of the U.S. Constitution. Though there has been significant movement to rewrite and modernize Alabama's constitution, any policy changes proposed around the state must be approved by the entire Alabama legislature and, frequently, by state referendum. Also known as the “Heart of Dixie,” Alabama’s capital is Montgomery but its largest city by population is Birmingham. Currently, Alabama has two Republican members of the U.S. Senate, a total of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 members of the Alabama State Senate and 105 members of the Alabama House of Representatives. As of September 2013, Alabama is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.

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National politics in Alabama


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Jeff Sessions
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Alabama 1997January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkHowell Heflin (D)
Richard Shelby
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Alabama 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016LinkJeremiah Denton (R)


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Bradley Byrne
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2014January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJo Bonner (R)
Martha Roby
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBobby Bright (D)
Mike Rogers
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBob R. Riley (R)
Mo Brooks
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkParker Griffith (R)
Robert Aderholt
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTom Bevill (D)
Spencer Bachus
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBen Erdreich (D)
Terri Sewell
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkArtur Davis (D)


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The Yellowhammer State
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Admitted to U.S.:   1819
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