Juneau Approves New Voting Wards

7/13/11 – The Juneau Common Council Tuesday night unanimously approved an ordinance to redraw the city’s voting wards. Municipalities are required to review their wards in conjunction with the census every ten years. Juneau has three voting wards with two alderpersons in each ward representing between 700 and 900 constituents in each of those wards. Under the new redistricting, Clerk-Treasurer Gladys McKay says each ward will now consist of over 900 constituents. If those numbers top 1000 after the next census, by state statute, Juneau would have to begin the process of adding another ward. The totals do include inmates at the Dodge County Detention Facility.