LIVINGSTON COUNTY – With election season bearing down on Livingston County, a massive shift in the voting landscape has already been set into motion. Board of Elections officials say that the number of voting districts in the county could be nearly cut in half by April 1.
The Board of Elections says that the redistricting of voter districts will come with significant financial savings for taxpayers. Laura Schoonover, current Democratic Election Commissioner, said the districts will be consolidated and reshaped in time for the next year’s Supervisors’ and Judges’ races, the ballots for which were printing in the next room.
“We are just setting up committees right now to decide the number and shape of the districts,” said Schoonover. “We currently have 61 districts, to be reduced to a possible 33.”
Schoonover explained that Town Supervisors had until Friday of last week to get in touch with the Board of Elections and set up the committee. They plan to reach a decision by February 15, 2015, and update the map by April.
The redistricting will not affect the November 4th General Election for State-level officials, like Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.
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