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The City of South Charleston shall be divided into wards, not more than eight (8) in number. Each ward shall elect only one (1) Council member. No Council members shall be elected at large.
Within ninety (90) days after the date upon which the amendment to this Article becomes effective, the Council shall enact a new ordinance apportioning the City's wards to comply with the provisions of this Article, as amended. This new apportionment shall be based upon population figures derived from the 1980 decennial census conducted by the United States. Thereafter, the City's wards shall be reapportioned at least as often as the population figures from succeeding United States decennial censuses become available. Each reapportionment shall be based upon the population figures derived from the most recent decennial census conducted by the United States.
In any apportionment under this Article, as amended, the maximum population variance between any two (2) wards shall be not more than one hundred (100) persons.
(Init. Ord. Passed 6-7-83)