Redistricting for Local Governments After the 2010 Census
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Across North Carolina, many cities, counties, and school units elect the members of their governing boards from districts. For most of them, the 2010 census will bring the requirement of redistricting—a task that can be legally challenging (as well as politically daunting).
In this one-day program, we will look at the following:
- census data: how you get it and how you use it
- one-person-one-vote: the law of equal protection
- the Voting Rights Act: the use of race in drawing districts
- the law of the politics of redistricting: incumbent protection and party representation
- the practicalities of drawing district lines: consultants, lawyers, software, and procedures
- timelines: when you must act
Topics - Local and State Government
- General Structure and Authority
- Other Local Government Functions and Services
Who should attend
Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles Attorneys County Attorneys Municipal Attorneys School Attorneys City and County Managers Managers and Supervisors