Amendment 2 Ballot Update
As you likely learned earlier this week, an error in the Secretary of State’s office caused Amendment 2, the state parks amendment, to be published on the ballot incorrectly. Conservation Alabama has been working to understand the state’s solution to this problem since we first notified the Secretary of State’s office of the error on Monday morning, and we appreciate their openness with us.
Yesterday we learned from the Secretary of State’s office that the state will not be reissuing ballots to those absentee voters who have already received ballots with the incorrect language for Amendment 2. Here’s a updated guide to what voters should do:
If you received an incorrect absentee ballot and have already completed and submitted it: Your vote on Amendment 2 will be counted. No further action is necessary.
If you received an incorrect absentee ballot but have not yet completed and submitted it: Your vote on Amendment 2 will be counted – go ahead and cast your vote and submit the ballot.
If you have requested an absentee ballot but have not yet received it: The Secretary of State’s office is in the process of printing new ballots that have the correct, full text of Amendment 2. When you receive your ballot, it may be correct. Your vote will count regardless of the text printed.
If you will vote in person on Election Day: The ballot will be corrected and you will be able to cast your vote for the full text of Amendment 2.
We want to thank Sen. Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) for his work to make sure the ballot issue is resolved so that on November 8 voters can have full confidence that they are truly voting to protect our state parks. Sen. Scofield’s commitment to our parks has kept this legislation moving forward.
If you have any further questions about this issue, please feel free to contact us.