Election officials Monday begin recounting votes on Amendment Two. That’s the controversial measure that sought to remove segregation-era language from Alabama’s Constitution, but was defeated at the polls.
Secretary of State Nancy Worley said final vote totals show Amendment Two was defeated Nov. 2 at the polls by 1,850 votes or by .13 percent.
Alabama law requires an automatic recount of votes if the margin is within one-half of one percent.
The Amendment would have removed un-enforced language mandating racial segregation from the 1901 Constitution.
Worley says poll workers in all 67 counties have been instructed to recount each vote cast. That could be completed by most counties in a day, she says.
Most Alabama counties use ballots that are scanned into machines and she said poll workers would manually run each vote through the machines.