The Maury County Commission adopted new district maps for the 2022 elections (for county commission and school board races) last week.
State law requires the Commission to reapportion county districts following each decennial Census to ensure “one person, one vote.” The old map that was drawn after the 2010 Census was significantly out of date, with some of the old districts having twice as many people as others. The new map has approximately equal population.
Our interpretation of the new map based on media reports and the materials (here and here) provided to the public by the County Commission, including demographic and partisan-political statistics for the new map, is located here (link goes to Dave’s Redistricting).
Congressional and state legislative redistricting will be decided by the General Assembly early next year.
Voters should be on the look-out for new voter registration cards in the coming months as many voters in the county will be moved into new districts and voting precincts.
While many of the districts may appear to be solidly-Republican on paper, it must be kept in mind that many voters are true Independents and that off-cycle elections such as the August 4, 2022 primary depend more on engaging with voters one-on-one and less on party machines.
Anyone interested in running for county office in 2022 should check out our page on the 2022 election and contact Chair James Dallas at (713) 254-4175.
The Maury County Democratic Party will not hold a primary election for local offices in 2022, but we remain open to a nominating convention if sufficient interest exists.