Justice Department approves city’s redistricting plan
Published: December 5,2012
SOUTHAVEN — The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Southaven’s redistricting plan to balance the six voting wards in the city to address population growth in the last decade.
During yesterday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, The Commercial Appeal reports Mayor Greg Davis announced that the justice department approved the plan that the city submitted in September.
The plan reduces the city’s largest ward, Ward 6, to 8,000 people, and brings the other five wards up to 7,000 to 8,000 in each ward.
Davis says the city plans to ask the county to send out new voting cards to residents to let them know their voting district. The city elections are next summer.
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