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(A) In compliance with the United States Constitution, the Constitution of this state, S.C. Code § 4-9-90, as amended, and the United States Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 1973 et seq., the Town Council has determined to realign the electoral districts for the election of members of Council in accordance with the Federal Decennial Census of 2010.
(B) There presently exist four single-member districts for the election of Town Council members.
(C) This section is for the purpose of defining the boundaries of these four single-member election districts.
(D) The redefining of the district boundaries is based upon the 2010 Census for redistricting purposes in order that the population of the districts shall comply with the requirements set forth in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 1973 et seq.
(E) The pertinent demographic data in reference to the proposed districts is attached to Ordinance 071712 as Exhibit A and is incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth. The four single-member election districts for the election of Town Council members are hereby redistricted to be depicted on the map of the town attached to Ordinance 071712 as Exhibit B and incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth.
(F) The Town Manager is authorized and directed to take administrative action to promulgate and execute any procedures and policies as may be necessary or desirable to carry into effect and implement the redistricted single-member election districts provided for in this section, including the elections required thereby, and in accord with any directions, suggestions or objections of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, after submittal to it of this section.
(G) This section shall become effective upon adoption by the Council of this town.
(Ord. 071712, passed 7-17-2012)