Voting district alignment debate lands in court
ee also said that pcott “was very adamant that getting into politics would not be helpful if both sides went down that URDG. ,W wRuOG nRW EH EHnHfiFLDO WR DnybodyK”
pchool board solicitor geffrey pultanikI argues that “the existing three-region plan essentially divides the district in three regions on a north-to-south basisI while the nine-region plan creates a greater east-towest scenarioK”
ee said that CROm should comply with WhH VWDWH (OHFWLRn CRGH Ey hDYLnJ DIfiGDvits of circulators attest to the validity of the signaturesK ee said two signatures involved dead peopleK
The district has argued that the district’s plan “achieves the Constitutional mandate of one personLone vote far more effectively” than CROm’s petitionK
ee said the “deviations are far larger” under CROm’s petitionK
“Translated another wayI” he saidI “voters would get more equivalent representation” under the school board’s plan versus CROm’s petitionK
The next school board election will not be until the spring of OMNPK The judge will have to render a decision prior to FebK OMNP when candidates start circulating petitions for board seats in prepara- tion for the primary in OMNP and kovember OMNP electionK
pultanik said the school district “is disappointed that the judge did not apply the requirements of the Election Code that would have resulted in dismissing” CROm’s petitionK
rnder the school board’s three-region FRnfiJuUDWLRn, WhHUH wRuOG EH WhUHH UHSresentatives per regionK
The reapportionment is being done to comply with state lawI which requires that voting regions have equal representationK It also assures that voters’ constitutional rights are not abridgedK
The total population in the district is TNINSRK
mennsbury’s population by voter regions shows Region N Evardley Borough DnG /RwHU 0DNHfiHOG 7RwnVhLS) hDV D higher population than Region O EFalls 7RwnVhLS DnG 7uOOyWRwn BRURuJh) DnG Region P EFalls Township and Lower 0DNHfiHOG 7RwnVhLS).
rnder the district’s planI Region N would have OPI9OU people EPPKSO perFHnW). 5HJLRn 2 wRuOG hDYH 23,273 (32.70 SHUFHnW). 5HJLRn 3 wRuOG hDYH 23,964 (33.67 SHUFHnW).
In this planI four districts in Region P would merge with Region OK Two Region N districts would be absorbed into Region PI which includes precincts in Falls and /RwHU 0DNHfiHOG.