The recent May 15, 2018 Special Election approved a transition plan to implement the election of a Townwide Mayor in November. As part of the transition plan, the Election Commission will now work to evaluate and determine new district boundaries, reducing the current, seven election districts to six council election districts to reflect this voter approved change to our Town Charter. New district boundaries will be determined no later than July 31, 2018 for the upcoming November election.
As required by Town Charter, election districts should reflect approximately the same number of registered voters within each district, and the maximum deviation between the most populous and the least populous district must be, at the time of evaluation, no more than 15 percent variance.
Councilmember representatives are nominated and elected by voters within their district. The Mayor At Large will be elected from voters from all six districts and will represent the interests of the entire Town.
Election district boundaries were last evaluated by the Election Commission in April of 2015. Per the Town Charter, election districts will be evaluated again in 2021 and every six years after that to achieve equal apportionment of electors within each district due to continued growth.