The Clerk and Recorder has developed three options for changes to the County Commissioners’ districts. At the May 12 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, the proposals were presented, beginning a thirty-day public comment period.
“We are committed to a fair and transparent process where citizens can participate and make their voice heard on the direction of our county and the electoral process,” said Clerk Chuck Broerman.
Please click on the maps above for a full view of the proposed districts. Your comments are welcome and can be made by contacting Clerk and Recorder Chief Deputy/PIO Ryan Parsell at RyanParsell@elpasoco.com or 719-520-7322 by June 11, 2015.
El Paso County has five commissioner districts that are subject to population realignment no more than once every two years. The 2015 Commissioner Redistricting Process was necessary as the deviation in population between districts is currently greater than 4% and under Colorado law, they must be relatively equal in population.
The Clerk and Recorder also presented a map showing proposed changes to precincts at the BOCC meeting on May 12. The Board then approved the reprecincting changes. To view the map, click here.
Clerk Chuck Broerman said, “I would like to thank the representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties who worked with my office to produce a bipartisan precinct map that will serve all the citizens of El Paso County.”
Colorado law invests each county’s Clerk and Recorder with the authority to create precincts that contain between 1,500 and 2,000 active eligible voters, so long as the plan is approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Precincts help elections administrators determine for which offices, ballot questions, and issues an elector is eligible to vote.