URBANA — The Champaign County Board now has one other various redistricting map to think about.
This one, submitted by Democratic board Chairman Kyle Patterson, used up to date 2020 Census information and added a 3rd majority-minority district — District 8 in central Champaign-Urbana, during which the biggest minority inhabitants is Asian, Patterson mentioned.
Majority-minority districts are supposed to maximise the affect of minority voters in elections.
The board had already accepted a brand new map carving out boundaries for its 11 two-member districts in Could, designating Districts 6 and 11 in northern Champaign and Urbana as majority-minority districts. That map was accepted earlier than up to date census information was obtainable.
In September, County Govt Darlene Kloeppel proposed a brand new map that used newly obtainable census information and likewise added District 8 as a 3rd majority-minority district.
The inhabitants variance between districts in Kloeppel’s new map is at 6.71 p.c, in contrast with 15.03 p.c for the one the board already accepted.
The most recent map cuts the general variance to 0.06 p.c.
A public listening to on the brand new maps might be carried out on the board’s committee-of-the-whole assembly, set for six:30 p.m. Tuesday.
If the board chooses to vote on a brand new map, that received’t occur till its subsequent common assembly Oct. 21.
The redistricting course of is finished after every decennial census and units county board district boundaries for the subsequent 10 years.