Charleston to Eliminate One City Ward Due to Population Changes

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Changes are on the way for Charleston voters regarding city council districts.

City Council members announced Monday evening that the city's 21 wards will be cut back to 20. That will put the city down to 20 representatives, which is where it already was just two terms ago.

This is a result of overall population loss and a shift in the areas where the population is growing and falling.

"This was a result of population loss and the requirement that all of the wards be a certain deviation from each other, so that basically it's a one-person, one-vote scenario," City Manager David Molgaard said.


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