Craven board approves new district lines

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM.

Previous attempts by other boards to redraw districts that, in some cases, have more than twice as many people as others, had either not found agreement or had not passed Justice Department preclearance.

The most recent prior attempt was in 2001 when the plan did not get preclearance, and commissioners decided to simply have all commissioners elected from their own district. In the previous voting method, District 3 and District 5 faced only registered voters in their districts while all others faced voters countywide.

Sue Book is a reporter for the Sun Journal.



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