Section 11-81-31

Ratification of certain irregular elections for issuance of bonds.

Every election heretofore held in any municipality or in any county for the purpose of voting upon and deciding the question of whether bonds of the municipality or county, as the case may be, shall be issued, at which election a majority of the votes cast were in favor of the issuance of the bonds, but which election was irregular by reason of failure prior to the holding of the election to give notice thereof in a newspaper or by posting in the manner or for the time required by any statute applicable to the election, or because of the failure to comply with any other statutory requirement applicable to the election, or because of any other irregularity with respect to the holding of the election or canvassing or recording the results thereof, shall be and is ratified and confirmed and given effect in all respects as if all provisions of law relating to the election had been duly and legally complied with, and bonds may be issued pursuant to the authorization purported to have been granted at the election, and any bonds heretofore or hereafter issued pursuant to the purported authorization shall be valid. This section shall not apply to any election which, prior to April 22, 1998, has been held invalid by the Supreme Court of Alabama or by final judgment of the circuit court in the county in which the election was held and from which judgment an appeal was not taken to the Supreme Court of Alabama within the time provided by law for the taking of appeals or to any election the validity of which is an issue in any pending civil action commenced prior to April 22, 1998.

(Acts 1971, No. 161, p. 436; Acts 1977, No. 753, p. 1291; Act 98-368, p. 668, §1.)