Alcorn County approves redistricting map

Alcorn StockBy Lena Mitchell
Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – Alcorn County supervisors this week adopted a countywide redistricting map to be presented to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office for recording.

A public hearing was held at the start of the regular supervisors meeting for public comment, after which the map submitted by the Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District was approved.

The redrawn district lines bring populations among the five districts within 5.72 percent of each other. After the 2010 Census District 4, with the largest population, and District 2, with the smallest population, were found to have a population difference of more than 10 percent, so lines needed to be redrawn to reduce the population difference.

Because Districts 4 and 2 are not adjoining, boundary lines for Districts 3 and 1 also were affected, while District 5 boundaries remain unchanged.

The new district boundaries take effect immediately, and road maintenance begins under the new district lines.

Copies of the new district maps are available for review at the board of supervisors office on Fulton Drive, at the chancery clerk’s office on Waldron at Fillmore Street, and at the circuit clerk’s office in the county courthouse on Waldron between Franklin and Taylor streets.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com