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Floyd County in Holding Pattern to Establish New Voting Districts

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors will canvass the results of last week’s special election today.

Unofficial results of the vote on how future supervisors will be elected in the county showed 67% approval of Plan 3 on the ballot. That calls for establishing three equal population districts in which one supervisor who resides in each of those districts is elected.  The change will come after the county has elected all three supervisors at-large since 1970. That was listed as Plan 1 on last week’s ballot and received about 27% of the votes.

In a workshop session Monday, the supervisors discussed the redistricting process to establish those new voting districts. County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Gloria Carr told supervisors there is conflicting information on dates as to when the final districts must be drawn in advance of next June’s primary elections. She says whatever date is the deadline, the county is in a holding pattern until they have the county’s census data.

Carr says County Attorney Randy Tilton will seek more guidance on the redistricting deadline date from the State Attorney General’s office.  Discussion of the redistricting process will continue during this afternoon’s regular meeting of the supervisors at 1 p.m. at the courthouse. Canvass of the special election ballots is scheduled for 2 p.m.

 

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Mark Pitz

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