Boyle County will have some slightly different magisterial districts if a plan being proposed by a reapportionment committee is adopted by the Fiscal Court next week.
Reapportionment takes place every 10 years, after the federal Census is conducted, to ensure each district has a relatively similar population and there is no more than a 10-percent difference between the districts with the largest and smallest populations.
“We really strived to not make any changes that were too drastic,” said County Clerk Trille Bottom, a non-voting member of the committee. “You really want to have the least amount of voters affected as possible. Some will be, but that is just part of it.”
Although there were not any major shifts and the six districts appear largely unchanged, there was some work for the committee.
One of the most substantial changes to the size of a district came in District 4, which is in the far eastern part of the county. That district, now represented by Jack Hendricks, will be made larger to include most of the county east of U.S. 127 and U.S. 150.