How members are elected to the Floyd County Board of Supervisors will change following Tuesday’s special election.
Unofficial results show just over 67% of the ballots cast went to approve Plan 3, which calls for establishing equal population districts in the county with the election of one supervisor who resides in each of those districts. That plan was supported by the Coalition for Better County Government which pushed for the special election through an attempted petition and two court motions.
The voting result will bring an end to the system of electing all three supervisors at-large, Plan 1 on Tuesday’s ballot, which has been in place since 1970. Plan 1 received just over 27% of the vote while Plan 2, which called for “at-large, but with equal-population residence requirements for the members” garnered only about 5% of the votes.
The new way of electing Floyd County supervisors will go into effect with the primary election next June and will determine the candidates who would be voted on in the November 2022 election.
Out of just over 11,000 registered Floyd County voters, 1,861 ballots were cast, representing a voter turnout of almost 17%.
Official results will be canvassed on Tuesday, August 10th.