voting districts

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A group led by Common Cause Indiana announced this week it'll push state lawmakers to adopt a non-partisan redistricting process and end the gerrymandering of the state’s political boundaries.

New voting districts are in place for the Tippecanoe County commission and council.

Commissioners signed off on the new maps drawn with advice from the Area Plan Commission and election board staff. District lines were redrawn based on the latest census information.

The county’s population increased 16% over the last decade. Districts had to be reworked so each has roughly the same number of residents.

The updating includes new precinct boundaries. Some were split because the number of active voters was greater than 12-hundred.

Tippecanoe County Commissioners have given initial approval to new voting districts for the commission and county council.

The Area Plan Commission and election board staff redrew the district lines based on the latest census information.

The county’s population increased 16-percent from 2000 to 2010.

Districts had to be redrawn so that each would include roughly the same number of residents.

Elections officials say maps of the new districts will soon be available on the county website.