Friday, February 24, 2012

Rankin Redistricting Map

The Rankin County Board of Supervisors recently reviewed a map showing new Supervisor districts.  The proposed plan, drawn up by Central Mississippi Planning and Development District, would balance the county's population among the 5 districts.

Proposed district populations:
  • District 1 - 27,243
  • District 2 - 27,562
  • District 3 - 27,529
  • District 4 - 27,207
  • District 5 - 28,562

The majority of the area around The Rez would still be represented by District 2 Supervisor Wood Brown, but District 5 Supervisor, Jay Bishop, picked up subdivisions on the West side of Old Fannin Road.

The proposed lines ensure each district has a similar population -  data from the 2010 U. S. Census was used to calculate the districts.

The Supervisors may consider redrawing some precinct lines at a later date.

The following link is to a map showing the proposed lines and has not been officially adopted.

To view the map click HERE.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the time frame for this to go into effect, if approved? I would hope it would coincide with an election so I am allowed to vote my my Superviser instead of having one assigned to me via redistricting. Is it change for the sake of change?

The Rez News said...

Redistricting is required to ensure that each district contains approximately the same number of people. It is driven by the Census. The plan, once approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, will be voted on by the supervisors. Voters can provide input to the supervisors but the new lines will not be decided by a public election.

TRN

Anonymous said...

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