Wayne County approves new commissioner districts.
The county had to undertake the redistricting process following the 2020 Census.
County Staff Attorney Andrew Neal went through the redrawn districts at last week’s Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting.
Neal says Wayne County lost 5,290 people according to the 2020 Census.
That makes the ideal district size approximately 19,556 residents, and the county could set the new districts within 5% of that number.
Only two out of the county’s six commissioner and school board districts were out of compliance once the figures were analyzed.
Neal says District 6 was 8.2% overpopulated and District 2 was 6.4% underpopulated.
No citizens spoke during Tuesday’s public hearing on the proposed voter districts.
The Wayne County Board then voted 6-0 and approved the new commissioner district maps.
The approved Wayne County Commissioner District maps are below.