Johnston County Board of Commissioners Approve New Redistricting Map
October 5, 2023
For Immediate Release:
Smithfield, NC – The Johnston County Board of Commissioners adopted a new redistricting map as the official map of residency district boundaries during this past Monday's regular session meeting. The new residency district map is effective for the 2024 election.
The Board decided on the following principles to guide the redistricting process:
- Equalize population
- Keep incumbents in separate districts
- Follow natural boundaries and physical features, such as roads or waterways, to the extent possible.
The adoption of the map was the final step in the process after the proposed redistricting plans were presented to Commissioners on September 18, 2023. Following a public drop-in session, the Board held a public hearing on the redistricting project on October 2, 2023.
Generally, counties with residency districts are not required or allowed to redistrict every 10 years, like counties with electoral districts. However, the North Carolina General Assembly recently passed a local bill that allows the Johnston County Board of Commissioners to redistrict their residency district. See 2023 SL 24.
Candidate filing for the 2024 election begins on Monday, December 4, 2023 and ends at noon on Friday, December 15, 2023. To learn more about the redistricting project, visit our website.