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Alabama Constitution of 1819, Schedule, Section 6.
SEC. 6. Every white male person above the age of twenty one years, who shall be a citizen of the United States, and resident in this State at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be deemed a qualified elector at the first election to be holden in this State. And every white male person who shall reside within the limits of this State at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, and shall be otherwise qualified, shall be entitled to hold any office or place of honor, trust, or profit under this State; any thing in this Constitution to the contrary notwithstanding.