Public comment on Williamson County redistricting maps open until 12 Noon Nov. 8

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Williamson County released their proposed redistricting maps for commissioners, justices of the peace and constables on Nov. 4. The public will have until Nov. 8 at 12 Noon to issue comment before Commissioners Court votes on the maps at their Nov. 9 meeting.

The proposed maps can be viewed at https://www.wilco.org/redistricting2021 Residents can comment directly on the web page, or can issue comment at Commissioners Court on Nov. 9.

The new boundaries are a result of increased population totals from the 2020 U.S. Census. Williamson County is the third fastest growing county in the state, according to the census data, growing by over 44% since the 2010 census.

Precinct 2, which includes Liberty Hill, is the fastest growing precinct in the county for the third census in a row. Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long said last month that the county was looking to keep each precinct at roughly 152,000 residents.
The new maps show Precinct 2 shrinking and Precinct 4 growing in total land area. New population figures for each precinct was not released with the new maps.

Once approved, the new boundaries will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

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