- Every ten years following the Federal Census, each county board of election commissioners throughout the state must reapportion the Justice of the Peace Districts (Quorum Court) to provide for an equal number of inhabitants in each district.
- When reapportioning the Justice of the Peace Districts, the county board of election commissioners try to take into consideration the state congressional districts and municipality districts that also changed due to the Federal Census. Imagine a map of the county with the State senate district boundaries drawn on it, then overlay the state house of representative district boundaries, then overlay the municipalities’ districts, and finally overlay the Justice of the Peace districts. This is the basis for redrawing the precinct boundaries. The county board of election commissioners must work for voting districts with “like elected official districts” within each precinct, so they can have as many voters as possible voting on the same elected offices. This ensures the integrity of the voting process by removing confusion as to which ballot style to give voters within a precinct.
- While working towards the goal of “like elected official districts” within the precinct boundaries, the county board of election commissioners must also work towards a target population number within each Justice of the Peace district.
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