Proposed Reprecincting Changes Public Hearings May 19
The Board of Election Commissioners is holding two public hearings to review proposed re-precincting changes following the 2010 Federal Census on Thursday, May 19 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., in the Sullivan Chamber of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue.
Every 10 years after the Federal Census is complete, new ward and precinct boundary lines are drawn to reflect changes in the City’s population and to anticipate the needs of the City’s election system for the next decade.
The proposed maps can be viewed on the Election Commission’s website. Voters will have an opportunity to study the changes under consideration and to offer their suggestions and comments to the Election Commission before any final decisions are made.
In many areas of the City, voters would continue to go to the same polling places to cast their ballots as they have in the past. It should be noted that the re-precincting changes would not take effect until the 2012 elections.