Published Aug. 23
Some of what was Milford’s First District is now part of an expanded Fourth District as part of a municipal redistricting plan approved by aldermen this year.
Redistricting is required by state statute every 10 years and is based on population.
“People move in, people move out and new areas are developed,” says Republican registrar of voters Lynne McNamee.
City officials used 2010 U.S. census data to draw the new lines. Of Milford’s five districts, the city’s Fourth District was the most short of the average district population.
The city’s total population in 2010 was 52,759, which divided by five is about 10,552. The Fourth District was about 2,500 residents short of that figure so new lines were drawn to move some folks from the First, which had “a boom of people and development,” into the Fourth, McNamee says.
What district you live in determines where you’ll go to vote in this fall’s municipal election, which features a race for mayor between incumbent Democrat Ben Blake and Republican challenger Peter Spalthoff.
If you’re not sure which district you reside in, links to Google maps have been provided below with corresponding polling location(s).
Another result of the redistricting was the closure of the Live Oaks School polling station. Residents who used to go there will now need to go to Foran High School to cast their vote.
First District (John F. Kennedy School, Orange Avenue School)
Second District (John F. Kennedy School, Meadowside School)
Third District (West Shore Rec Center, Margaret Egan Center)
Fourth District (Foran High School)
Fifth District (Harborside Middle School)