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Mailing Address:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

County Manager's Office
980-314-2900

Board of County Commissioners Redistricting

Mecklenburg County Redistricting, US Census Data.  Image features USA themed imagery such as stars, stripes and US flag icon.

The U.S. Constitution requires that local governing bodies that use electoral districts ensure those districts are substantially equal in population every 10 years following the return of the decennial Census. Because the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners has true electoral districts, it is required to examine its districts every 10 years. The 2020 Census data was received in the fall of 2021, and Mecklenburg County must redistrict to correct population imbalances among its commissioner districts. This process must be completed by November 17, 2021.

Guiding Principles for Redistricting

Following a public hearing on August 4, 2021, the Board of Commissioners decided on the following principles to guide the redistricting of its electoral districts:

  1. Equal population, as required by state and federal law;
  2. Contiguity, as required by state law;
  3. Compactness;
  4. Recognizing communities of interest, to be defined by the Board following public input;
  5. Keeping municipalities whole, to the extent possible;
  6. Keeping precincts whole;
  7. Avoiding pairing incumbents;
  8. No political considerations;
  9. Preserving the core of existing districts;
  10. Anti-core preservation (i.e. ignore current districts and begins from a clean slate)

The Board of Commissioners directed its consultants to prepare three alternative proposed plans based on these adopted principles, with at least one "core preservation" plan and one "blank slate" plan.

Timeline

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  • Proposed plans will be presented to and considered by the BOCC on October 5, 2021.
  • The Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed plans on October 19, 2021.
  • The Board will select a final plan and adopt a resolution implementing that plan on November 3, 2021.

Address

Mailing Address:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

County Manager's Office
980-314-2900