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Pima County Board of Supervisors adopts new district maps

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt new district maps for the five county supervisors and for the Pima Community College District, whose five voting areas mirror the supervisors' districts.

To meet the state law requirement that each supervisor district not have more than a 10 percent population variance with any other district, the Board approved moving 21 voting precincts, which balances all the districts’ populations to within 1.7 percent or less.

The 21 precincts that are being moved represent only 7.6 percent of the county’s 278 precincts.

Districts 1 and 3 were affected the most by the new map, with District 1 having a net loss of five precincts and District 3 having a net gain of four precincts, primarily due to moving nearly all of Marana into District 3. Under the previous map, Marana was split at Interstate 10 with the eastern half in District 1 and the western half in District 3.

The map adopted by the board was unanimously recommended by a board-appointed redistricting committee on April 12.

The recommendation from the redistricting committee also complied with the requirement of the U.S. Department of Justice under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act that the county maintain at least two districts in which Hispanic voters are able to elect candidates of their choice.

Under the new map, the estimates of the Hispanic Citizen Voting Age Population in Districts 2 and 5 are similar to the CVAP estimates in the districts currently.

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No members of the Board of Supervisors are up for election on the November 2022 ballot, but the PCC Governing Board has seats up for election this year.

Current candidates for the PCC District 2 seat now held by Demion Clinco include Theresa Riel, Sofia Blue and Richard Hernandez. In District 4, board member Meredith Hay is currently slated to face Greg Taylor and Joe Nicolas Pierson on the November 2022 ballot.

The redistricting committee’s webpage has downloadable maps of the new districts and all the data used by the committee to craft the new maps, as well as a record of all the committee’s deliberations.

The public can look up which precinct they are in if they're uncertain at the County Recorder's website.

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