Madison County residents can expect some adjustments to county commission district lines later this year, which means some citizens in one district now may vote in another in the 2012 elections.
The Georgia General Assembly will hold a special session in August to draw new House and Senate districts based on data from the 2010 Census. And local district lines will also be evaluated.
BOC chairman Anthony Dove told commissioners Monday that he will meet with state officials in Atlanta today (Thursday) to discuss redistricting in Madison County.
“The regional commission thought there would have to be some redrawing of lines,” he told commissioners.
All five county commission districts had some population growth over the past decade, with District 3 (the Hull area) showing the greatest growth, an increase of 778 residents. District 5 increased by 659 residents. District 4 was up by 485, with District 1 increasing by 266 and District 2 by 202.