Section 45-35A-51.22Political activities prohibited.
(a) No person shall be appointed or promoted to, or demoted or dismissed from, any position in the classified service, or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to employment in the classified service because of his or her political or religious opinions or affiliations.
(b) No person shall seek or attempt to use any political endorsement in connection with any appointment to a position in the classified service.
(c) No person shall use or promise to use, directly or indirectly, any official authority or influence, whether possessed or anticipated, to secure or attempt to secure for any person an appointment, or advantage in appointment, to a position in the classified service, or an increase in compensation or other advantage in employment in any such position, for the purpose of influencing the vote or political action of any person, or for any other consideration.
(d) No employee in the classified service shall, directly or indirectly, pay or promise to pay any assessment, subscription, or contribution for any political organization, or purpose, or solicit, or take any part in soliciting any such assessment, subscription, or contribution. No person shall solicit any such assessment, subscription, or contribution of any employee in the classified service.
(e) No employee in the classified service shall be a candidate for nomination or election to any City of Dothan municipal public office or shall take any part in the management in the affairs of any political party or any political campaign relating to City of Dothan municipal elections except to exercise his or her right as a citizen privately to express his or her opinion and to cast his or her vote.
(f) Any officer or employee in the classified service who violates this section shall forfeit his or her office or position and may not be again employed by the City of Dothan. This part shall not preclude any employee in the classified service who has been elected to public office or nominated or selected as a member of a committee of a political party prior to May 14, 1992, from discharging duties of his or her office.
(Acts 1947, No 273, p. 196, §23; Act 92-442, p. 876, §1.)