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Precinct boundaries are changing for Mesa County

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Mesa County’s precinct boundaries are changing and the Mesa Co. Elections Office, and the Mesa Co. Board of Commissioners, are seeking public input on the new lines.

Every ten years when there is a new census taken, a process then happens where new legislative district lines are drawn. By law, precincts can not cross those boundaries. This year District Four and Five changed so much that ten new precincts will have to be created.

There is also a statute that stipulates there can not be more than 2,000 active voters in a precinct, and with the growth Mesa Co. has seen recently, adjustments had to be made.

The final draft of the map will have to be submitted the the proper authorities by January 31.

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