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Dec 5, 2012 8:29 AM by AP

Baker School Board alters remap plan

BAKER, La. (AP) - The Baker School Board has approved a revised redistricting plan.

City attorney Winston DeCuir said Tuesday the changes were necessary because the plan approved by the board in October did not comply with state law.

During a review before sending the redistricting plan to the U.S. Justice Department, DeCuir discovered that two precincts were divided among three different districts. Though such a division is allowed under federal law, he said state law mandates that precincts be split into no more than two districts.

DeCuir said the plan must be approved by Dec. 31 and sent to the Justice Department for final acceptance. If adopted, the new districts will be effective for the 2014 election.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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