LEE COUNTY, NC – September 13, 2021 – Following the receipt of the 2020 Census results in August, County staff analyzed population changes by district and determined based on the changes in certain districts that redistricting would be required. The Board of County Commissioners is made up of four electoral district representatives and three at-large representatives. North Carolina General Statute 153A-22 determines whether a board made up in whole or in part by electoral districts must redistrict. The purpose of the redistricting process is to address substantial inequality of population among the districts.
At the September 8, 2021 Board of Commissioners meeting, County staff incorporated data derived from the Census and presented information regarding redistricting along with four proposed plan options redrawing the district lines to bring the population by district within a lawfully prescribed balance. The Board of Commissioners took action to set a schedule for redistricting to continue the discussion on a proposed plan for redistricting at the September 20th meeting, set a public hearing and approve a plan at the October 4th meeting, and adopt a resolution on the plan at the October 18th meeting. The County must submit a redistricting plan to the State by November 15, 2021.
To view a copy of the presentation from the September 8th meeting along with the proposed plans go to https://leecountync.gov/Portals/0/Content/Departments/uploads/Presentation_COMMDist_2020ForPrintOffs%20.pdf. For additional information and questions regarding the redistricting process, please contact the Clerk to the Board Jennifer Gamble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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