June 19, 2021
General News

Preparing to redraw Augusta’s political battle lines


Augusta, Ga (WJBF) Augusta is under a much tighter window now then it was ten years ago to redraw its political maps because of the pandemic census numbers are coming later while the elections are coming earlier so this committee must work quick. 

 Looking around at where Augusta is growing its clear even before the census data is in, Augusta political lines will be changing.  

“We’ll have to look at areas of growth and areas where there’s been decline in growth and apportion voters apportioned,” said Elections Director Lynn Bailey 

Bailey says what worked well before is setting up an ad-hoc redistricting committee with four members each from the commission school board and general…

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