Eugene (KMTR) - If you live in Lane County, you might soon have a different county commissioner representing you—not the one you voted for.
The Board of Commissioners has finally approved a plan that redraws the voting district borders in the county.
Every 10 years county commissioners are required to rework the lines, based on population counts from the U.S. Census. It’s done to make sure the county’s population is evenly distributed among the districts and to ensure every voter is equally represented and protected by law.
Wednesday, the Board of Commissioners voted for what they called “Scenario 8.” That option’s most notable changes were made to the Springfield district and the North Eugene district boundaries.
The county clerk has until January 31, 2012 to complete the district boundary changes.Interactive maps of the redistricting plans are available on Lane County’s Web site.