There is less than one year until the U.S. government’s 10-year census count begins in 2020, and this census is more important than ever. Therefore, Governor Kay Ivey is urging everyone in the state to be counted. As part of that push, she recently kicked off off the Alabama Counts outreach initiative. That initiative includes a new Alabama Counts website, built and designed by the Office of Information Technology (OIT), to serve as an information and resource hub for community leaders, groups, and individual Alabamians.

The OIT Application Development design team worked diligently on the website project, with a strict deadline to correspond with the kickoff of the Alabama Counts initiative. The team was able to gather the requirements, obtain an approved design, and build the website in 5 short weeks, with the result exceeding the customer’s expectations.

Taking part in the 2020 census is important for many reasons, including impacts to funding for programs that affect health care, education, housing assistance, infrastructure development, and more. Also, an accurate count is important for Alabama’s representation in Congress, as the population count taken in the 2020 Census will determine the allocation of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, meaning states could gain or lose seats.

You can visit the OIT designed Alabama Counts Census 2020 website here.

Read more about the Alabama Counts Outreach Initiative here.