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Hastings voting precinct map updated after 2020 Census

Voting precinct map for the City of Hastings has been updated after 2020 U.S. Census.
Voting precinct map for the City of Hastings has been updated after 2020 U.S. Census.(City of Hastings)
Published: Dec. 14, 2021 at 12:23 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hastings City Council voted to adopt an updated voting precinct map to reflect data gathered from the 2020 U.S. Census.

Redistricting for voting purposes is required every 10 years in coordination with the U.S. Census. The city is required to follow the county’s precinct lines as close as possible, with no more than a 5% deviation between wards as determined by the Nebraska Legislature.

In the updated map, each of the city’s four wards has been adjusted with a target of 6,288 residents per ward, which stays in line with the required 5% deviation.

The updated map was unanimously adopted on first reading, and the council also voted to suspend the rules to adopt the map on second and final readings in order to submit the map to the county and the Secretary of State by Dec. 31.

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