The Edmonson County Board of Education recently approved new voting districts. This action is meant to comply with state election laws and realigns districts so that voter distribution is more even. The new districts result from a joint planning effort between the Board and the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) and will help to ensure that voters are fairly represented in School Board elections.
The Edmonson County Fiscal Court revised Magistrate voting lines in 2014 and, as a result of population shifts occurring since the 2000 census, the Board determined that a need existed to modify its voting boundaries. The Board’s desire was to create voting districts that closely resembled those of the Magistrates; however, this was difficult because only five School Board districts exist compared to six Magistrate districts.
The current realignment population consists of the following totals for each district: District 1 (2,353); District 2 (2,405); District 3 (2,455); District 4 (2,538); District 5 (2,430). This information has been provided to the Edmonson County Court Clerk’s Office and should provide ample time for voter notification prior to the next School Board Election in November 2016.
Edmonson Voice Staff