Commission explains amendments in plain words


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Five proposed constitutional amendments will be on Alabama’s ballot Nov. 4, and for the first time, a commission has written ballot language to describe them in plain words.

The chairman of the new Fair Ballot Commission, Will Sellers, says the Legislature created the commission because wording on the ballot was sometimes written in legal or technical terms and was confusing. He says the Fair Ballot Commission tried to describe the five proposed amendments in layman’s terms and say what will happen if they pass or fail.

Voters can view the language by going to the Legislature’s website and clicking on the link for statewide ballot measures.

The five proposed constitutional amendments include two about the right to bear arms and to hunt and fish.

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