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Apportionment committee approves changes


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BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Apportionment Committee on Thursday approved the new population-based voting district map to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

The committee membersall favored the same mapping plan from four different options. The Michigan Bureau of Elections provided two options and two more were drawn up by Ramona Collins, county clerk and register of deeds, which included option one.

The work was to adjust to the current county population of 14,380, which is a 2,400 overall decrease from the 2010 Census, Collins said. State law requ...