County OKs new princinct borders

Howard County commissioners took their first step in the process of redrawing precinct lines, approving a proposed plan on a unanimous vote Monday morning.

Commissioners had three proposed redistricting plans to choose from, two of which were presented approximately two weeks ago by Bob Bass, an attorney with Allison, Bass and Associates — the law firm currently contracted with to assist area agencies in the process of redistricting.

“Of the two proposals, the second one best met our needs. However, it needed to be tweaked,” Saundra Bloom, Howard County Elections Administrator, told commissioners during the meeting. “So we made the necessary changes to the second proposal, which eventually became proposal No. 3.”

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