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Thank you to all the PCs, activists and voters who contacted the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors about County Recorder Fontes' planned Reprecincting.
Thanks to the overwhelming feedback from the community and the responsiveness of the Board to our concerns, the Board announced today that they will NOT approve the 563 proposed changes, instead limiting changes to a small number of precincts that truly needed adjustment.
See draft precinct changes map, note only precincts marked in green stripes have been affected, disregard all other draft changes, they were not approved.
Reprecincting is allowed under ARS 16-411, and our Board ensured the changes were only granted in precincts where it was truly needed, i.e.: due to growth, (Desert Haven has 13,000 voters, the goal is 4-5,000 per precinct), to eliminate splits of precincts between two jurisdictions (i.e. Dover Precinct is split between Mesa and Tempe), and in one instance in an unoccupied area, a change on South Mountain to assist census block boundaries. Justice Precinct changes are not being made at this time.
Many thanks to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and to everyone who took part in the effort to prevent wholesale Reprecincting ahead of the next census.
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