9/6/2021. Pasquotank County Commission districts will have to be redrawn by December, when candidates file for the 2022 election. Analysis of the new Census data by Fair Counties NC, a League of Women Voters project, shows that Pasquotank’s district populations are now too far out of line due to changes over the past decade. Commission district population should be about equal so voters have an equal say. That’s what “one person, one vote” requires. The accepted guideline is that no local district should be more than 5% above or below the new county population per commissioner. Redrawing is a must if the highest and lowest deviations total more than 10%. Pasquotank’s districts are off by more than 20%! Pasquotank County commissioners draw their own maps, just like legislators do, but voters deserve a say in how those districts are drawn. Our commissioners have stepped up, committing to a participatory map-drawing process, so now it’s the up to the voters’ to make our voices heard! Be ready to weigh in when the proposed district map is released to be sure it keeps communities with shared interests together. Get involved now so your community’s voice is heard when our commissioners make vital decisions for Pasquotank. ———— View Pasquotank county district population statistics and more at davesredistricting.org — Pasquotank County.
July 16, 2021. Pasqotank County Board of Commissioners passed a fair redistricting resolution, and will conduct three public meetings on the redistricting plan: Sept. 13, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15. Pasquotank expects to receive the 2020 census numbers on Aug. 16 and the county must have a redistricting plan in place by Nov. 17. Read more here.
Pasquotank 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.
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Pasquotank County Events:
The Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners (BOC) holds a meeting open to the public: twice a month at 6 PM on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of month, Second Floor of Pasquotank County Courthouse, Courtroom C. 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 Pasquotank County.
A team of volunteers are asking for a fair redistricting process, if district boundaries are redrawn for Pasquotank county commissioners in 2021 — see below for current status. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to join the effort.
Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners Structure
The Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners has 7 members, 4 elected from single-member districts and 3 elected at large. Commissioners serve 4-year staggered terms. 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.
In the single-member districts, each commissioner is elected from his/her own district by voters in that district. Below on the left are the four single-member districts with one commissioner for each district. Below on the right indicates that the other three commissioner positions are elected at large: all voters vote on each position.
The four single-member districts are: Northern Outside, Northern Inside, Southern Inside, and Southern Outside.
There is an interactive map (using ArcGIS) that includes a layer for the county single-member districts located here. Below is an interactive Google map displaying the single-member districts.