2010 Census results mean precinct boundaries will change
(Denver) – A public hearing will take place on proposed new precinct boundaries for the City and County of Denver. Each precinct must contain no more than 1,500 active voters. Because of growth in a number of Denver’s precincts, and because of state and federal redistricting and reapportionment, Denver is in the process of adjusting precinct boundaries to fit within the new district lines being drawn by the state. The hearing will be held Thursday, December 1, 5:30 p.m., at the Denver Elections Division, 200 W. 14th Ave.
Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson will conduct the hearing to inform the public about two different alternatives for redrawing Denver’s precinct lines, and to receive public input.
Clerk Johnson has the authority to adjust precinct boundaries using Census data. The Elections Division must complete this process by January 6, 2012 after the state redistricting process is completed and prior to the 2012 party caucuses. City Council redistricting will occur in May 2012 based upon the new precinct lines. Denver Public Schools will also redistrict after precinct lines are final.
Both alternative precinct plans to be presented would result in fewer total precincts within Denver. Information to be given at the hearing will include criteria used to determine boundaries and consolidate precincts, boundary strategies for high-growth areas of Denver, and the overall challenges involved in this project.
Maps of the two proposals to be presented will be available at DenverVotes.org on Tuesday, November 29. You can also visit DenverVotes.org to get more information on the process of redrawing Denver’s precinct boundaries.