BALDWIN COUNTY, AL, On June 21, 2022, the Baldwin County Commission adopted Resolution #2022-110 calling for a local referendum to be held on the question of whether the health and safety powers authorized in Ala. Code § 11-3A-1 et seq. shall be effective in Baldwin County, with such referendum to be held during the General Election on November 8, 2022.
The referendum will ONLY be available on ballots for citizens that live and vote in the unincorporated areas of Baldwin County. Citizens that live and vote in incorporated areas of the county will not see this on their ballots.
“The Alabama Limited Self-Governance Act” (Ala. Code § 11-3A-1 et seq.) authorizes the county commission to exercise certain health and safety powers in the unincorporated areas of the county upon passage of a local referendum in which the qualified voters in the unincorporated areas of the county approved the exercise of these powers by the county commission. Such referendum must be held in conjunction with a primary, general, or special election held for another purpose.
If the Limited Self-Governance Act is approved by a majority of the qualified electors in the unincorporated areas of the county at a local referendum on the question, the county commission will be authorized to adopt ordinances on public welfare, health and safety issues related to the abatement of weeds, the control of animals, the control of litter, the control of junkyards, and the abatement of noise nuisances, unsanitary sewage, or pollution.