IC City Council slated to adjust precincts

BY DI STAFF | JULY 08, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa City City Council is set to re-evaluate and vote July 12 on the city’s precincts and boundaries, according to the council.

The most recent federal census showed Iowa City’s population rising from 62,220 in 2000 to 67,862 in 2010.

Law dictates that the City Council must review its district boundaries and voting precincts after each census.

With the proposal, written by city staff and the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, precincts would drop from 25 to 24 in Iowa City to prevent discrepancy in precinct size.

Each district is limited to 3,500 residents and under the revision; Iowa City’s three districts would undergo minor changes.

The changes will not affect November’s election; they will go into effect in January 2012.

Plans must be reviewed by the county auditor and Secretary of State’s Office by Sept. 1 by law. This will be the first of three votes on the Iowa City precinct and boundary changes.

— by Chastity Dillard

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