Senate
Constitution, Ethics, and Election Committee

SENATOR HIGHTOWER, BILL 334-242-7882 bill.hightower@alsenate.gov
SENATOR ALBRITTON, GREG 334-242-7843 galbritton@att.net
SENATOR BREWBAKER, DICK 334-242-7895 dick.brewbaker@alsenate.gov
SENATOR COLEMAN-MADISON, LINDA 334-242-7864 linda.coleman@birminghamal.gov
SENATOR MELSON, TIM 334-242-7888
SENATOR PITTMAN, LEE “TRIP” 334-242-7897 trip.pittman@alsenate.gov
SENATOR SMITHERMAN, RODGER M. 334-242-7870 rodger.smitherman@alsenate.gov
SENATOR WARD, CAM 334-242-7873 cam@camward.com
SENATOR WILLIAMS, PHILLIP W. “PHIL” 334-242-7857

The following bills are due up in the senate’s Constitution, Ethics and Election Committee on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 9:30AM. So please contact the member of the committee before 9;30AM on March 1, 2017.

The following is a synopsis of the bills will be discussed in the committee meeting:
SB77 – Early Voting (Urge committee members to vote yes Yes this bill, as it will give voters greater access to the ballot.)
This bill would establish an early voting period during which qualified electors may vote, without excuse, at a designated early voting center before election day. This bill would provide for minimum days and hours of operation for each early voting center.

SB108 – Primary Voting Prohibition (Urge committee members to vote No on this bill. This bill limits the electors rights to vote)
Under existing law, an elector may choose which party’s primary and primary runoff elections to vote in. This bill would prohibit a voter from voting in a primary runoff election unless the voter voted in the preceding primary election of the party for which the runoff election is being held.

SB223 – Updating voters’ current addresses (Urge committee members to vote No on this bill. This bill would update voter address information supplied by the U.S. Postal Service. However, the bill would also require the Secretary of State and/or board of registrars to send notifications to voters that the U.S. Postal Service shows a change of address has been received. The voters would have a certain length of time to respond to the notification or risk having their names removed/dropped from the voting lists). http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/CommitteeMeetings.aspx?BODYID=1753

To amend Section 17-4-30, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to voter registration lists; to revise the process used by the Secretary of State and local boards of registrars to update current address information on registered voters based on information supplied by the United States Postal Service.

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