Amendment 2: When your county renews a tax to fund your schools, should a majority prevail?

Property taxes to fund schools are allowed in Alabama counties by several constitutional amendments. There’s a 1-mill tax, three 3-mill taxes, and a five-mill tax, for a potential total of 15 mills. (A mill is 0.1 percent, or $1 for every $1,000 of the taxable value of your property.)

Every 20 or 30 years, you may get a chance to renew your education taxes. For most of the taxes, a majority vote will renew them. For the 1-mill tax, it takes a three-fifths vote.

Amendment 2 will permit the 1-mill tax to pass by a simple majority like the other taxes.


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