In 2003, the General Assembly passed House Bill 290, which required the holding of a referendum during the November 2004 general election to allow voters to cast ballots for or against a proposed new form of government: the expansion of the Board of County Commissioners (“BCC”) from three to five members elected by the district.  In November of 2004, the referendum was put to a vote and passed.  Section 3-101(e) of the Carroll County Code requires that the BCC appoint a new Redistricting Committee following the release of the decennial census to examine the Commissioner Districts based on the revised census data.  In May 2021, the following individuals were appointed to serve on the Redistricting Committee:

Redistricting Committee Members

Charles E. Harrison- Vice-Chair
Karen Leatherwood
Joseph Leeman- Chair
James L. McCarron, Jr.
Harvey Rabinowitz
Christopher Tomlinson
Raquel Pappas Walsh- Recording Secretary

The Redistricting Committee is assisted by Timothy C. Burke, County Attorney.

Redistricting Committee Functions

The Committee is charged with reviewing the five existing Commissioner districts in the County based on the 2020 census data to ensure that the districts continue to have a substantially equal population and preparing recommended revisions as necessary.  Such recommendations must be submitted to the Carroll County Legislative Delegation to the General Assembly by December 1, 2021.

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You may contact the Redistricting Committee by:
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Mail or phone:
Redistricting Committee
c/o County Attorney
225 North Center Street, Suite 300
Westminster, Maryland 21157