Commissioners to consider different election district map

Selected option for Boone County Commissioner election districts.
Boundaries for the Boone County Commissioner election districts were revisited at the board meeting on Dec. 20, and commissioners decided to select a different option.
At their Dec. 13 meeting, the board had approved a motion to retain the same election districts for commissioners as had been in place since 2001.
However, gWorks, the county’s GIS mapping service, had expressed reservations after reviewing the district map, and asked the board review the guidelines from the Secretary of State’s office.
After Monday’s discussion, the commissioners decided to select Option 3, which had been sent from gWorks. This option substantially changes the boundaries of District 1 (south district) and District 2 (central district), while District 3 will have less change.
Population counts under this proposal would be 1,793 in District 1, 1,873 in District 2, and 1,738 in District 3.
The commissioners will consider adopting the new district map at their next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 28.