Corinth asks planners to look at ward lines

By The Associated Press

CORINTH — The city of Corinth is getting help in determining whether it needs to redraw local ward lines for the next election.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have asked the Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District to look at the city’s ward boundaries and population to determine if changes are needed.

Mississippi’s census numbers were released in February of 2011 and local governments look at population figures to determine if new boundaries must be redrawn and approved by the federal government.

Officials tell the Daily Corinthian that the planning district will provide the “first look” at the numbers and boundaries at no cost. A private firm, Slaughter and Associates, had recently made a pitch to the city for redistricting services.

Corinth municipal elections will be held in 2014.

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