9/6/2021. Vance 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 shows that Vance’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 deviation total more than 10%. Vance’s districts are off by 18.6%! Vance County commissioners draw their own maps, just like legislators do, but voters deserve a say in how those districts are drawn. Ask your commissioners what the redrawing schedule will be, when draft maps will be available for public comment, and how you and your neighbors can make your voices heard. Tell them voters want a fair and open county redistricting process. Don’t let districts drawn behind closed doors silence your voice on the vital decisions your commissioners make for Vance County. ———— View Vance county district population statistics and more at davesredistricting.org — Vance County.
Vance 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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Vance County Events:
The Vance County Board of Commissioners (BOC) holds a meeting open to the public: 1st Monday of the month at 6PM in the Commissioners’ meeting room, 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC. See BOC calendar for upcoming and past meetings. Check the BOC website before attending a meeting — to confirm meeting details.
You can participate in achieving Fair Redistricting in Vance County.
When volunteers form a fair county redistricting team then progress made during the year will be reported here.
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Vance County Board of Commissioners Structure
The Vance County Board of Commissioners has 7 members. Each member is elected from one of 7 individual districts. Commissioners serve 4-year 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.