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Public Invited to Comment on Springfield Ward Map
Springfield's next city election is a little less than a year away, and aldermen are wrangling over new boundaries for the city's 10 wards.
It happens every decade or so. At Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting, the discussion over possible changes will continue.
There is one draft map on the table. Recently, a few aldermen made changes to that map, which was then sent to the Sangamon County Clerk's Office. That agency draws the physical map.
"We'll have a copy of the ward map there in the council chambers for people to look at," Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman said. "So just come to the meeting at 5:30 in the city council chambers and let us know what your concerns are about the ward map."
The boundary map is based on the population count from the most recent census. It must be approved at least 90 days prior to the first day candidates can file nominating petitions for the next election.
Springfield voters will cast ballots in April of next year, so there's plenty of time for fine-tuning.