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Public comments sought on proposed changes to commissioner district boundaries

By JR Krueger

For The Holyoke Enterprise

The Phillips County Clerk and Recorder’s office has made available six different scenarios for redrawing the three county commissioner district boundaries. Referred to as redistricting, adjustments are required after each decennial federal census that provides updated population figures.

The State statutes that govern county commissioner districts includes a new requirement from a 2021 legislative amendment that “In no event shall there be more than five percent deviation between the most populous and the least populous district in each county, at the t...


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