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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 [[United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution]]. Though there has been significant movement to rewrite and modernize Alabama's constitution, any policy changes proposed around the state constitution must be approved by the entire [[Alabama State Legislature]] and, frequently, by state referendum. Also known as "the Heart of Dixie,” Alabama’s capital is [[Montgomery, Alabama|Montgomery]], but its largest city by population is [[Birmingham, Alabama|Birmingham]]. <br><br>Currently, Alabama has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Alabama|U.S. Senate]], a total of six members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Alabama|U.S. House of Representatives]], 35 members of the [[Alabama State Senate]] and 105 members of the [[Alabama House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
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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 [[United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution]]. Though there has been significant movement to rewrite and modernize Alabama's constitution, any policy changes proposed around the state constitution must be approved by the entire [[Alabama State Legislature]] and, frequently, by state referendum. <br><br>Also known as "the Heart of Dixie,” Alabama’s capital is [[Montgomery, Alabama|Montgomery]], but its largest city by population is [[Birmingham, Alabama|Birmingham]]. <br><br>Alabama has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Alabama|U.S. Senate]], a total of six members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Alabama|U.S. House of Representatives]], 35 members of the [[Alabama State Senate]] and 105 members of the [[Alabama House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
 
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<center>• [[Alabama Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Alabama Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Alabama|Laws governing ballot measures]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Alabama|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] <br>• [[Campaign finance requirements for Alabama ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br>• [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states|Forms of direct democracy in the U.S.]]<br><br></center>
  
 
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<hr><center>[[Alabama school districts|Education in Alabama]] • [[List of school districts in Alabama]] • <br>[[Alabama school board elections, 2014]]
 
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|Capital = Montgomery
 
|Capital = Montgomery
|Nickname = '''The Yellowhammer State'''
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|Nickname = '''The Heart of Dixie'''
|Motto = ''We dare defend our rights''
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|Motto = ''Audemus jura nostra defendere''
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|Population = 4.8 million
 
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|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 constitution must be approved by the entire Alabama State 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.

Alabama has two 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.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
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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)


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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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Alabama
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The Heart of Dixie
Capital:   Montgomery
Motto:   Audemus jura nostra defendere
Translation:   We dare to defend our rights
Population:   4.8 million
Area of state:   52,419 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1819
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