Calumet County Redistricting 2021
Under Section 59.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes, county governments in Wisconsin must create new county board district boundaries every ten years, immediately after the federal census. Counties begin the decennial redistricting process with a “clean slate.” All existing district and ward lines are erased, and a county is able to draw new lines based on the results of the 2020 decennial census to reflect any population shifts. This is a strictly non-political process that employs traditional concepts of redistricting including compactness, contiguity, and substantial equivalence of population.
Calumet County was notified on January 28 that the U.S. Census Bureau adjusted its 2020 operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in delays to the Bureau’s publishing of data necessary to redistrict at the county and municipal levels. The redistricting data is typically received no later than April 1 but now isn’t expected until July 31.
Due to this delay, we will not be able to commence the redistricting process within the timeframe required by statute. We now anticipate receiving the redistricting data on August 24 and will commence drafting the “Tentative Supervisory District Plan” immediately thereafter.
July 28 through August 13 - Public Informational Meetings
Calumet County held three Redistricting Public Informational Meetings to provide for citizen input on;
- July 28 – 1:30 to 2:30 P.M.
- August 5 – 6:30 to 7:30 P.M.
- August 13 – 8:30 to 9:30 A.M.
Citizens unable to attend the meetings listed above may still provide comments using the Redistricting Comment Sheet.
August 24, 2021 - Recommend Board Size For Tentative Supervisory District Plan
The County Board of Supervisors of Calumet County, Wisconsin, will meet pursuant to Section 59 of the Wisconsin Statutes in an adjourned session at the Courthouse in the County Board Room - 019 to transact any and all business as may properly come before said meeting. You, as a member, are requested to be present.
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: Due to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, there is limited space in Room 019. If you wish to attend the meeting, you can do so via WebEx. The telephone number to call is 1-844-992-4726. You will be asked to enter the following access code: 146 962 9211. You will then be asked for a password and you can press the # key on your phone. Please note that all call-in users will be muted upon entering the meeting.
September 21, 2021 - Public Hearing and Adoption of Tentative Supervisory District Plan
The Calumet County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing during their regular monthly meeting; the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in Room 019 of the Calumet County Courthouse located at 206 Court Street, Chilton, WI 53014. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide comment on the Board of Supervisors’ Tentative Plan for county and municipal redistricting.
Any member of the public wishing to attend this public hearing virtually can do so by calling 1-844-992-4726. Once you dial the number, you will be asked to enter an access code. The number is 146 271 4191. Once you have entered the access code correctly, you will be prompted to enter your attendee ID. Call in users simply press the # Key.
November 16, 2021 - Public Hearing and Adoption of Final Supervisory District Plan
Meeting details will be posted when available.