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Section 11-46-38

Electors to vote in wards or precincts of residence, etc.; qualifications for voting.

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

(b) No person may vote at any election unless he or she 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 who has registered not less than 10 days prior to the date of the election at which he or she offers to vote; provided, however, that any elector who, within 30 days next preceding the date of the election at which he or she 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 or she has removed, if he or she would have been entitled to vote in the ward but for such removal. If any elector attempts to vote in any ward other than that of his or her residence, except as hereinabove authorized, his or her vote must be rejected.

(Acts 1961, No. 663, p. 827, §18; Acts 1976, No. 358, p. 403, §11; Acts 1982, No. 82-458, p. 711, §8; Act 2006-281, p. 496, §1.)
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