Supervisors bring redistricting lawsuit
Published: February 28,2011
MADISON COUNTY — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has sued to extend the qualifying deadline for county elections while the board redraws voting districts based on new census numbers.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, said the supervisors cannot redraw the districts and get federal government approval before Tuesday’s qualifying deadline for candidates for county offices.
Madison County’s population grew by about 20,000 people in the last 10 years, according to the 2010 census.
The lawsuit said some of the county’s districts grew more than others, so redistricting is required.
Madison County resident and attorney John W. Robinson III is also a plaintiff in the suit.
The state, Madison County Circuit Clerk Lee Westbrook and the local Republican and Democratic executive committees are named as defendants.
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