The Mecklenburg County redistricting process has started (Oct. 2021). The main county redistricting page is here, including guiding principles, timeline for redrawing district boundaries, proposed redistricting plans and public comments link.
Proposed plans will be presented to and considered by the BOCC on October 5, 2021.
The Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed plans on October 19, 2021.
The Board will select a final plan and adopt a resolution implementing that plan on November 3, 2021.
9/6/2021. Mecklenburg County Commission districts will have to be redrawn by November 17, in order for candidates to file for the 2022 election in December. Analysis of the new Census data by Fair Counties NC (a volunteer-run project), shows that Mecklenburg’s district populations are now too far out of line due to population shifts over the past decade. Each commission district’s population should be about equal so voters have an equal say in electing commissioners. That’s what “one person, one vote” requires. Redrawing is a must if the districts with the largest and smallest Census population are off from the new ideal district size by more than 10% in total. Mecklenburg’s districts are off by more than 13%. To help redraw their maps, Mecklenburg’s commissioners have retained the Local Redistricting Service, a group committed to a fair and open process. This is good news, but voters need to do their part, too, participating in the hearings and weighing in on whether proposed district plans keep county communities with shared interests together. Stay involved now so your community’s voice is heard when Mecklenburg’s commissioners make vital decisions for our county. ———— View Mecklenburg county district population statistics and more at davesredistricting.org — Mecklenburg County.
Mecklenburg County will redraw county commissioner district boundaries in 2021. County residents can demand an open redistricting process and districts that fairly represent communities in the county. Below is the current county districts boundaries map, basic demographic information, and how county residents can participate in ensuring a fair redistricting process in the county.
FCNC is not an official website of the county government.
Mecklenburg County Events:
The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners (BOC) holds a meeting open to the public: twice a month, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of month, 6 PM at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. See BOC calendar for upcoming and past meetings. Here you can view agenda, minutes and video of past meetings. Check the BOC website before attending a meeting — to confirm meeting details.
You can participate in achieving Fair Redistricting in Mecklenburg County.
When volunteers form a fair county redistricting team then progress made during the year will be reported here.
No county team formed yet. Fair Counties NC can help you start a team in your county. Volunteer here.
Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Structure
The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners has 9 members, 6 elected from districts and 3 elected at large. Commissioners serve 4-year terms, with half the members elected every two years. Your county commission makes many decisions that affect you, including providing funds for schools, public health, and many local services, writing regulations, approving projects, and setting tax rates.
Following are demographics for the county. The “2019 Population Est. – Percentages” data at the county level are displayed both in the table and also below the table as a bar chart. Click on the municipality below to visit their website.