In addition to the FCNC Focus Counties, these NC counties will also redraw districts in 2021: Bladen, Camden, Caswell, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Harnett, Jones, Lee, Montgomery, Pamlico, Pitt, Sampson. Contact Us for help bumping up one of these counties to an FCNC Focus County.
NC county commission redistricting is coming this year!
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Every 10 years, after the Census, we redraw the districts we use to elect our representatives. We “redistrict” so all the districts have about the same population, despite uneven population growth.
When districts are drawn to favor certain political parties, groups, or candidates, that’s “gerrymandering”!
Gerrymandering is a form of voter suppression. It creates safe seats, so it’s harder for voters to hold their elected officials accountable. It often puts particular groups of voters at a disadvantage, so they have less say in who gets elected.
Any political office that uses districts to elect officials can be gerrymandered, including county commissions as well as Congress, our legislature, the school board, the city council, etc. And in North Carolina, they often are!
By standing up to demand an open redistricting process and districts that fairly represent your community (rather than being gerrymandered), you can get a greater voice in who represents you and a more responsive government.
FairCountiesNC can help!
Redistricting applies to every county commission that 1) elects some or all commissioners from districts and 2) has enough population change to trigger a redraw. Counties that select all their commissioners “at-large” (county-wide) don’t have districts, so they usually don’t redraw.
County commission redistricting is coming this year!
Will your county redistrict? Click here to find out if your county will redraw (if Census data show that the districts no longer have about the same number of residents per commissioner).
Get ready for the 2021 redistricting!
FairCountiesNC can help!
- Form a local team to help your community follow the process and get involved
- Ask FairCountiesNC to organize a workshop to discuss how redistricting works and how to get maps that reflect your community
- Get your commission to adopt our Fair Counties Resolution
Learn more about how you can get involved in redistricting in your county.
Why should you care? Because your county commission makes decisions affecting you and your family every day!
From schools to public health to the courts…and a whole lot more…your county commission’s decisions make a BIG difference in YOUR community. Learn more about what your county commission does, why you need a county commission that listens to YOU, and how fair districts help make that happen.