Details for RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

(Published in The Hays Daily News January 9, 2017)

RESOLUTION 2017-1

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

WHEREAS, K.S.A. 19-204 requires boards of county commissioners to redistrict, and states that boards of county commissioners are “subject to alteration at least once every three years”; and

WHEREAS, K.S.A. 19-204 requires the board of county commissioners to redistrict into districts that are compact and equal in population; and

WHEREAS, case law and Kansas attorney general opinions require that redistricting meet the legal concept of “one person, one vote,” which occurs through districts of equal population; and

WHEREAS, case law and Kansas attorney general opinions require that redistricting be based on the most recent population numbers in order to accomplish equal populations within the districts; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. census occurs every ten years and population data is updated annually with certified population numbers reported to the Kansas Secretary of State;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS, that it has complied with K.S.A. 19-204 in that it has relied upon the most recent population data to redistrict following the 2010 U.S. census; that there has been no significant population changes among the districts within the last three years; and that the Board of County Commissioners’ districts are compact and equal population as much as possible.

This Resolution is effective upon its adoption.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2017.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Barbara K. Wasinger, Chair

Dean F. Haselhorst, Commissioner

Martha L. McClelland, Commissioner

ATTEST:

Donna J. Maskus, County Clerk

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