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What is it?

Redistricting is a federal and state mandated process during which the City Council redraws the boundaries for its five voting districts. This work will utilize the 2020 Census data and, by law, must be completed by November of 2021. The Council will consider geographical boundaries and population data in drafting the options for each of the City’s five districts. The Council will also seek citizen input on proposed options before making a final decision.

Why Redistrict?

Federal case law and state law requires the City to review the population of each district after each US census. A key test is the 5%+/5%- rule, which holds that the most populous and least populous districts are within 5% of the ideal district population. Statistics for each of the proposed districts based on the most recent Census are available here. Additionally, the presentation on the current proposals

How can you participate?

There will be three public engagement opportunities that will provide the public with a chance to ask questions and learn more about the current district boundary proposals:

Virtual Engagement Session - Wednesday, September 22, 2021

4 p.m.-6 p.m. via Zoom

A copy of the presentation from this meeting is included below.

 

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In-Person Engagement Session - Wednesday, September 29, 2021

12 p.m.-2 p.m. at City Hall, 200 West Fifth Street

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In-Person Engagement Session - Wednesday, October 6, 2021

4 p.m.-6 p.m. at City Hall, 200 West Fifth Street

*Comments can also be submitted via the online comment card available here.

How can I view the proposed district maps?

A consulting firm recently provided the City Council with three proposed maps that included new district boundaries based on the 2020 Census data. The City Council is asking the public to view the maps and provide feedback on each of the three options. Maps are available via the links below:

Maps are also on display at the following facilities along with comment cards for public feedback:

  • Greenville City Hall, 200 West Fifth Street
  • Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans Street
  • Sheppard Carver Branch Library, 614 West 14th Avenue
  • Sheppard East Branch Library, 2000 Cedar Lane
  • Moyewood Community Center, 1710 West Third Street
  • Meadowbrook Office, 400 Mumford Road
  • Drew Steele Center, 1058 South Elm Street
  • Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash Street
  • South Greenville Recreation Center, 851 Howell Street

To view the current map of City Council districts, click here.

To view an interactive map of the proposed plans, click here.

To view the presentation from the September 9, 2021 City Council meeting, click here.

TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE PUBLIC INPUT FORM, CLICK HERE.

 
NC Law Establishes Municipal Election Schedule - City Elections to be held March 8, 2022

By action of the State Legislature, the City of Greenville and other cites with a district system will have their November 2021 elections moved to March 8, 2022. This law only changes the date for the 2021 elections and will not affect any future elections.

The candidate filing period for the affected cities will now be December 6-17, 2021. Cities have until November 17, 2021 to complete their redistricting and notify the appropriate board of elections.