10/14/2021. A public hearing on draft maps will be heldTuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, 9:30am in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Wayne County Courthouse Annex, 224 E. Walnut Street, Goldsboro NC. Draft maps should be posted soon at www.waynegov.com and can also be viewed by visiting the County Managers office (4th Fl., Wayne County Courthouse Annex, as above). Speakers will each have up to three (3) minutes to speak.
9/6/2021. Wayne 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 Wayne’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%. Wayne’s districts are off by 15.3%! Wayne 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 Wayne County. ———— View Wayne county district population statistics and more at davesredistricting.org — Wayne County.
Wayne 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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Wayne County Events:
The Wayne County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) holds meetings open to the public, usually twice a month, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 9am. See BOCC web page for location details, link to live broadcast of meeting, calendars, agendas, meeting minutes. Check the BOCC website before attending a meeting — to confirm meeting details.
You can participate in achieving Fair Redistricting in Wayne 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.
Wayne County Board of Commissioners Structure
The Wayne County Board of Commissioners has 7 members, with 6 members elected from single member districts, and 1 member elected at large. 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.
Following are demographics for the county, downloaded from census.gov/quickfacts and data.census.gov/cedsci/profile in Mar. 2021. 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.