Temporary Redistricting Commission

A five-member Temporary Redistricting Commission was appointed by the Linn County Board of Supervisors per Iowa code following the November 2016 election where Linn County voters voted to reduce the membership of the Linn County Board of Supervisors from five to three.

On August 1, 2017, Linn County voters voted to keep the current district representation plan that requires supervisors to live in the district they represent and only residents of the district can vote for that Supervisor. Linn County’s supervisor districts must now be redrawn from five districts to three.

The Linn County Temporary Redistricting Commission is responsible for drawing equal-population redistricting maps that conform to requirements outlined in Iowa Code. The commission voted to use Linn County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) department to generate the maps. After meeting code requirements, including holding a public hearing on the proposed map plan, the commission will submit a plan to the Board of Supervisors and the Secretary of State for approval. New supervisor districts must be designated by February 15, 2018.

Meetings

All meetings of the Temporary Redistricting Commission are open to the public.

Read agendas and minutes of previous meetings here and scroll to “Temporary Redistricting Commission – Linn County.”

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Public Hearing - Oct. 3, 2017

The Linn County Temporary Redistricting Commission will conduct a public hearing on its preliminary proposed supervisor districting plan and corresponding precinct plan on Oct. 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the formal board room of the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd Street SW in Cedar Rapids. At the public hearing, members of the public may comment upon the preliminary proposed supervisor districting plan and corresponding precinct plan and/or present alternative plans.

During its meeting on Sept. 14, the Linn County Temporary Redistricting Commission voted 3-2 to select draft Supervisor District Plan Map 2 as the preliminary proposed supervisor districting plan. 

Following the public hearing, the Linn County Temporary Redistricting Commission may adopt a supervisor district plan and corresponding precinct plan to submit to the Board of Supervisors for review. The plan is also subject to approval by the Secretary of State’s Office.

Public Hearing Report

The public hearing report summarizes the information received by the Linn County Temporary Redistricting Commission at the public hearing that was held Oct. 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. 

The adopted report must be made available to the public prior to the Commission adopting a supervisor district map to submit to the Board of Supervisors. The Commission plans to meet again Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd Street SW in Cedar Rapids.

Draft District Plan Maps

Draft Plan Map 1
Draft Plan Map 2
Draft Plan Map 3
Draft Plan Map 4

Temporary Redistricting Commission Members:

Ray Dochterman
Cindy Golding
Sarah Halbrook
Dave Machacek
Nate Willems

All three supervisor seats will be on the ballot during the general election in November 2018. The three-member Board of Supervisors will take office January 2, 2019.