Counties in Alabama
Alabama has 67 counties. The oldest is Washington County (created June 4, 1800) and the youngest is Houston County (created February 9, 1903). According to 2006 U. S. Census estimates, the average population of Alabama's sixty-seven counties is 68,642, with Jefferson County as the most populous (656,700), and Greene County (9,374) the least. Two counties, Shelby and Baldwin, have been granted home rule status by special acts of the state legislature.
County website evaluations
- Main article: Evaluation of Alabama county websites
Websites of the five largest counties in Alabama were last reviewed in November 2012. All other county websites were last reviewed in 2009.
- Only three Alabama counties post budgets on their website.
- Eight counties include information on their websites about public government meetings.
- Twenty include information about the county's elected officials.
- Fifteen include information about the county's administrative officials.
- Three give information about permits and zoning in the county.
- Five of the counties put information on their websites about audits that the county government has had performed.
- Only one county (St. Clair) provides information about its contracts with county vendors.
- None of the county websites disclose whether or not they belong to any government sector lobbying associations.
- The county websites uniformly do not provide information on how to request public records using the Alabama Public Records Law.
- 32 county websites provide some information about county taxes.
Counties without websites
As of August 30, 2009, 28 of Alabama's 67 counties had no website.
Laws governing local ballot measures
Counties have very limited powers of initiative and referendum for the establishment or repeal of certain ordinances and powers that are established in State Code 11-3A. These powers are restricted to issues of Public Health and Safety only to include:
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(2) Subject to the provisions of Section 6-5-127, control of animals and animal nuisances.
List of counties
- Alabama county websites
- Association of County Commissions of Alabama
- Genealogical studies of Alabama counties
- The Alabama Genealogical Project
- Alabama County Health Statistics
- Alabama City-County Management Association
- "Alabama Department of Archives and History: Alabama Counties," August 16, 2013
- Alabama Constitution, Amendments 707 and 783
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Local ballot measures in Alabama
Autauga • Baldwin • Barbour • Bibb • Blount • Bullock • Butler • Calhoun • Chambers • Cherokee • Chilton • Choctaw • Clarke • Clay • Cleburne • Coffee • Colbert • Conecuh • Coosa • Covington • Crenshaw • Cullman • Dale • Dallas • DeKalb • Elmore • Escambia • Etowah • Fayette • Franklin • Geneva • Greene • Hale • Henry • Houston • Jackson • Jefferson • Lamar • Lauderdale • Lawrence • Lee • Limestone • Lowndes • Macon • Madison • Marengo • Marion • Marshall • Mobile • Monroe • Montgomery • Morgan • Perry • Pickens • Pike • Randolph • Russell • Shelby • St. Clair • Sumter • Talladega • Tallapoosa • Tuscaloosa • Walker • Washington • Wilcox • Winston |
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January 12 • March 2 • March 23 • April 13 • June 1 • June 8 • November 2|
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