Horry County Committee adjusts draft redistribution map after public comment

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – An updated version of the preliminary Horry County clipping map was unveiled on Wednesday after a committee working on the project received public comment.

The Horry County Redistribution Committee has been working to draw the new county lines, which is done every 10 years.

“It’s not just about drawing lines on a map,” Horry County lawyer Arrigo Carotti. “There are constraints that we face with changing populations, numbers that we have to comply with, demographics that we have to deal with. ”

With the constant growth occurring in the county, a new card is needed.

“You have rural areas that were rural 30 years ago with farmers who might have only had five or six people, but now have several subdivisions and populations of up to 2,000 people,” he said. said Horry County Councilor Tyler Servant.

A preliminary map was unveiled last month and then a public meeting was held so residents could share their concerns. The committee listened and made four changes.

Map courtesy of Horry County
  1. Minority Voting in Districts 2, 3 and 4: Districts changed to include the entire Racepath neighborhood in District 2. Horry County IT director Tim Oliver said adjustments were made in the districts later. surrounding areas to adapt to population changes.
  2. Nixon Rossroads: Has Been Reduced to the 2010 Map District Lines
  3. Carolina Forest: Oliver said this was resolved in several ways, but one was to move districts to include a minority in District 2.
  4. Quoted from Adrian: Was not split on the cards, so it was dealt.

“I think it’s important for the public to know that this committee takes the feedback we’ve received throughout this process very, very seriously,” Servant said.

The committee encourages the public to attend its next public meeting at 6 p.m. on January 5 in county council rooms.

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