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Plan on hold pending citizens’ review

Daily Press Staff Writer

The Eddy County Board of Commissioners chose to postpone the implementation of a redistricting plan following a special commission meeting Tuesday in Artesia.
During the meeting, a few community members requested additional time to review the redistricting plan and to make recommendations to the board.
The county is being required to redraw the district lines due to population deviations expressed by 2010 Census data. The redistricting is enacted to ensure each district represents an equal share of constituents while avoiding the dilution of minority voting strength and preserving communities of interest within a single district. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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