The county released three proposed maps last week which can be downloaded from the county's web site at www.madison-co.com or viewed outside their meeting room on large display boards or by clicking here.
The county released three proposed maps last week which can be downloaded from the county's web site at www.madison-co.com or viewed outside their meeting room on large display boards or by clicking here.
The Madison County Board of Supervisors has adopted a redistricting plan and will attempt to move forward with the process of altering district lines before the upcoming elections.

The board voted 4-1, with District 3's D.I. Smith voting against, Wednesday morning to approve "Plan 3" as it was called in a public hearing held on Monday.

The county released three proposed maps last week which can be downloaded from the county's web site at www.madison-co.com or viewed outside their meeting room on large display boards or by clicking here.

The proposed map changes the districts of supervisor candidates David M. Buchanan (District 4) and Billy Redd (District 2).

Redistricting is required following the 2010 Census in order for each of the Madison County's five districts to have similar populations and adhere to the "one man one vote" rule.

All redistricting maps must ultimately be approved by the Department of Justice.

The city of Madison has filed a motion to intervene joining with the Madison County Republican Executive Committee in their objection to redistricting before this year's elections.

The county has a hearing with the U.S. District Court April 1 in an attempt to reopen qualifying for county elections until June 1. If they fail, the elections must be held using the old district lines.

See this week's Madison County Journal for more.