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|Capital = Montgomery
|Capital = Montgomery
|Nickname = '''The Yellowhammer State'''
|Nickname = '''The Yellowhammer State'''
|Motto = ''’We dare defend our rights''
|Motto = ''We dare defend our rights''
|Population = 4.8 million
|Population = 4.8 million
|Area = 52,419 sq. mi.
|Area = 52,419 sq. mi.

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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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2013 elections in Alabama

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External resources for the State of Alabama

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National politics in Alabama

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Jeff Sessions
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Alabama 1997January 3, 2021November 3, 2020Link
Richard Shelby
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Alabama 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bradley Byrne
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2014January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Gary Palmer
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Martha Roby
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mike Rogers
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mo Brooks
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Robert Aderholt
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Terri Sewell
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Alabama judicial system is laid out in the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, the Alabama Circuit Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.

The federal court system contains six Courts in Alabama. Rulings by these six courts can be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.



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The Yellowhammer State
Capital:   Montgomery
Motto:   We dare defend our rights
Population:   4.8 million
Area of state:   52,419 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1819
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