The Dougherty County School Board and County Commission took their first step forward toward redistricting.
Since the school system and county have the same voting districts, they'll work together to redraw the lines.
Because of shifting population, they need to rework the districts to make sure they each have roughly the same number of potential voters.
Thursday, the committee working on reapportionment voted to hire a state consultant to help them redraw the district lines.
"They hired Linda Meggers who is retried from the state reapportionment office," said DCSS Attorney Tommy Coleman. "She's been doing reapportionment plans in Georgia for over 30 years and in my view is probably the expert in our state about reapportionment. We're very fortunate to have her."
The groups hopes to meet again on June 20th to continue discussions.
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