Voting districts for the next decade in Douglas County have been established.

The Douglas County Board approved the final maps during a special meeting Wednesday, Nov. 10, with one small change.

A small portion of Parkland that was annexed by the city of Superior decades ago was moved back into the 13th District in the city after tentative plans would have included it in the 15th District, which represents Parkland and the eastern portion of the town of Superior.

That change needed to be made for voting logistics, county clerk Susan Sandvick said.

Without the change in the county’s maps, Superior city clerk Camila Ramos said city officials would have had to create an additional ward, and she would have been required to make an additional ballot for a place where no one lives.

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Douglas County supervisory district final map
Douglas County supervisory district final map

The boot-shaped strip of land immediately south of Superior to County Road Z is designated as a site for industrial development.

After amending the maps to reflect change, Mark Liebaert, county board chairman, amended the resolution adopting the maps to come from the entire county board.

Supervisors approved the amendment and adopted the new maps.

“A great job was done,” Supervisor Nick Baker said.

Liebaert agreed, and said the work was done on a condensed timeline after 2020 Census figures were delayed by about four months because of the pandemic.

The new district maps will be in place Dec. 1 when people can begin circulating nomination papers for the spring primary Feb. 15.