The Union Recorder

Election 2012

June 14, 2012

What's my voting district?

Baldwin County voters will head to the polls in July and again in November for local, state and national elections. With the 2010 census numbering people living in the county at just more than 45,000 the five districts were split based on the population last year, changing districts for a number of local voters.
 

Voting districts: a closer look

Baldwin County voters will head to the polls in July and again in November for local, state and national elections. With the 2010 census numbering people living in the county at just more than 45,000 the five districts were split based on the population last year.
Elected boards in the county worked with state officials to draw the lines that roughly placed just more than 9,000 people in each district.
The redrawn districts then were approved by the Georgia legislature, convened in a special August session by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Once final approval was given by the U.S. Department of Justice, the districts were set to be officially changed Jan. 1, 2013.
The districts saw geographic change along high-population areas with District 5 shrinking, and Districts 4 and 2 growing larger. Districts 1 and 3 also saw small changes.
A new map of the districts is available at the county website by visiting www.baldwincountyga.com. For a closer look, click on the map at left.
The general election primary will be held in Baldwin County Tuesday, July 31. Early voting will be available as will absentee voting. The general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Baldwin County Deputy Registrar Liz Rodgers said voters will receive new precinct cards that will inform them where they will vote in the upcoming elections. She said the cards will be arriving in the mail in the coming weeks well-before the July primaries.
In addition to creating new county districts, the state of Georgia was awarded an additional seat in the United States House of Representatives in the Atlanta area. A resulting re-drawing of state Congressional Districts moved Baldwin County out of Districts 8 and 12 squarely into District 10.

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