Richmond to miss redistricting deadline with adoption of new local voting maps slated for next year

Richmond Times Dispatch

Gerry Hebert, a redistricting consultant and lawyer, said at least three of the city’s nine council districts will need to be amended after new census estimates found that the city population increased by 11%, from 204,000 to 226,600, in the last decade. Ideally, each district will have about 25,000 residents to make each equal. The 2nd and 6th districts are above that number by more than 5%, while the 3rd District falls short by 12%, meaning that all three would need to be adjusted to fall within a reasonable deviation from the ideal head count, Hebert said.

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