FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors is moving forward on plans to redraw the districts each represents.
On Wednesday, Tami Ryall, Pinal County grants administrator, and Steve Frazier, Pinal County chief information officer, discussed redrawing the county’s supervisor districts based on new U.S. Census data. The Census Bureau will release population data in April.
To preserve the “one person, one vote” requirement of the U.S. Constitution, any jurisdiction that elects public officials must readjust its boundary lines after every federal census to re-equalize the population.
Supervisor Steve Miller, R-Casa Grande, noted that means each new district should have approximately 100,000 people and should not deviate in that amount from other districts by more than 10%. Pinal County staff will create a redistricting web page to make all information available and offer an online mapping tool.
Ryall said she would return in March to ask the board to approve “redistricting principles,” to be followed by public meetings around the county and other tasks before the board adopts new district boundaries by Dec. 1.