Section 11-46-109

Published: 2015

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Section 11-46-109

Section 11-46-109Electors to vote in ward or precinct of residence, etc.; qualifications for voting; challenges of voters generally.

(a) At all municipal elections the elector must vote only in the ward or precinct of his residence where he is registered to vote and at the box or voting machine to which he has been assigned.

(b) No person may vote at any such election unless he is a registered and qualified elector of the State of Alabama who has resided in the county 30 days and in the ward 30 days prior to the election, and has registered not less than 10 days prior to the date of the election at which he offers to vote; provided, however, that any elector who, within 30 days next preceding the date of the election at which he offers to vote, has removed from one ward to another ward in the same city or town shall have the right to vote in the ward from which he has removed if he would have been entitled to vote at such ward but for such removal. If any elector attempts to vote in any ward other than that of his residence, except as hereinabove authorized, his vote must be rejected.

(c) Any qualified elector of a ward who knows or suspects that a person proposes to vote or will offer to vote in such ward who is not entitled or duly qualified to vote in such ward may challenge such person. The challenge shall be communicated to the inspector before the challenged person is permitted to vote by the person in charge of admissions to the polling place. The person so challenged shall not be permitted to vote until he takes and subscribes the oath prescribed by subsection (c) of Section 11-46-112 and identifies himself in the manner therein prescribed.

(Acts 1961, No. 664, p. 868, §19; Acts 1976, No. 361, p. 426, §11; Acts 1982, No. 82-459, p. 724, §8.)