A special meeting of the Porter County Commissioners to finalize new maps
for the four County Council districts scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30, has
Commissioner President John Evans, R-North, said that the Commissioners
initially were under the impression that the changes had be completed by
November which is why there was “a rush” to get the mapping done. However,
the statute allows county executive boards until the end of the year to
finalize the mapping and the Commissioners would like to look at population
data, Evans said.
The state requires counties to redistrict every ten years after a census is
taken. Redistricting must be done in a non-election year
“We want to take our time and do it right,” said Evans.
The Commissioners received a letter from the Association of Indiana Counties
alerting them of a study done by a group from DePauw University showing that
Porter County’s population deviation is an “unacceptable 25 percent” and the
districts “need to be redrawn” or potentially face lawsuits.
The Depauw group created a website,