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Statewide amendment election results

Published 7:43pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Update (9:15): The election has been called with the amendment being approved by the state. Madison County voted against approving the amendment.

Governor Robert Bentley said in a statement, “I want to thank the voters for approving the state’s plan to temporarily borrow funds from our savings account to help get us through these difficult economic times without raising taxes.  Once again, I pledge to the people of this state that the funds transferred to help support critical state services will be paid back.”

Update (9:00 p.m.): 93 of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 33,508

Yes: 15,130; 45 percent

No: 18,378; 55 percent

 

Update (8:44 p.m.) 92 of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 33,084

Yes: 14,763; 45 percent

No: 18,321; 55 percent

 

Update (8:36 p.m.): 86 of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 32, 406

Yes: 14,433; 45 percent

No: 17,973; 55 percent

 

Update (8:27 p.m.): 69 of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 26,030

Yes: 11,616; 45 percent

No: 14,414; 55 percent

 

Update (8:23 p.m.): 64 of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 23,557

Yes: 10,607; 45 percent

No: 12,950; 55 percent

 

Update (8:16 p.m.) 52 of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 17,766

Yes: 7,882; 44.37 percent

No: 9,884; 55.63 percent

 

Update (8:12 p.m.): 44 of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 14, 823

Yes: 6,780; 45.74 percent

No: 8.043; 54.26 percent

 

Update (8:08 p.m.): 40 of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 13,717

Yes: 6,315; 46.04 percent

No: 7,402; 53.96 percent

 

Update (8:02 p.m.): 32 out of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 11,142

Yes: 5,272; 47.32 percent

No: 5,870; 52.68 percent

 

Update (7:58 p.m.): 22 out of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 7,511

Yes: 3,456; 46.91 percent

No: 4,055; 53.99 percent

 

Update (7:55 p.m.): 18 out of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 6,050

Yes: 2,785; 46.03 percent

No: 3,265; 53.97 percent

 

Update (7:50 p.m.): 12 out of 94 Madison County machines reporting, including absentee ballots

Ballots cast: 3,978

Yes: 1,710; 42.99 percent

No: 2,268; 57.01 percent

 

Original (7:46 p.m.): Results are being calculated for the special constitutional amendment election.

Voters have cast their ballots on whether to transfer roughly $437 million from the Alabama Trust Fund to the General Fund over three years. A vote of yes if for the transfer. A vote of no is against the transfer.

Madison County absentee ballots: 249

Yes: 144; 57.83 percent

No: 105; 42.17 percent

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