Changes To Voter District Lines, Precincts And Polling Places In Effect For May 24 Election
Multiple changes have been made that will impact Forsyth County voters during the 2022 election cycle including voter district lines, precincts and polling places.
“We strongly encourage all voters to familiarize themselves with where they will be voting and which districts now represent them before they head out to vote,” said Director of Voter Registrations & Elections Mandi Smith.
Every ten years following completion of the census, the U.S. Constitution requires all voting districts be evaluated to ensure equal representation. As law establishes that representatives are to be based on population, district lines are re-drawn as needed based upon changes in population. In Forsyth County, analysis of the census data has resulted in changes to all voting districts: congressional, state senate, state house, county commission and county school board.
The current district lines remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2022. The recently approved district lines will go into effect Jan. 1, 2023. The district representing a voter today could be different from the district representing the voter on Jan. 1, 2023. All races on the ballot for the 2022 election cycle will become effective on Jan. 1, 2023 and represent the newly approved district lines. The following districts will represent Forsyth County:
- State Senate:
- State House:
- Districts 11, 24, 25, 26, 28 and 100
- Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education districts:
- Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
- All five district lines for both boards have been re-drawn. The district lines for both boards are the same.
- Board of Education district 2 and district 5 will be interchanged on Jan. 1, 2023 and the tenure for the districts will be transferred.
- Board of Education district 5 (formerly an area referred to as District 2) seat will now appear on the ballot for the 2022 election cycle.
Additional details, charts and maps can be found on the Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections webpage or by clicking here.
PRECINCT AND POLLING PLACE CHANGES
On Feb. 11 and March 24, 2022, the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations & Elections approved multiple precinct and polling place changes that became effective with the 2022 election cycle. The approved changes resulted in 28 Election Day polling places and precincts to accommodate the increase in registered voters.
Precinct cards will be mailed to all of the County’s registered voters with information pertaining to each voter’s Election Day polling place. More information on the mailed cards can be found by clicking here.
Additional information about the approved changes can be found on the Voter Registrations & Elections webpage or by clicking here.
Maps can be found online under the ‘Precinct Maps’ tab on the Voter Registrations & Elections webpage or by clicking here.