After working for months to redraw the district boundaries for all 13 Jefferson County's Justices of the Peace, the county election commission presented its final product to County Clerk Patricia Johnson Tuesday, almost two weeks before the deadline.

After working for months to redraw the district boundaries for all 13 Jefferson County’s Justices of the Peace, the county election commission presented its final product to County Clerk Patricia Johnson Tuesday, almost two weeks before the deadline.

Election Coordinator Will Fox said the commission went through four map crashes and 13 revisions of the district boundaries after speaking to various groups and current justices of the peace, trying to match their requests to what was feasible.

Arkansas law requires that district boundaries be redrawn every 10 years following the census, with the population of each individual district relatively equal to that of every other district.

The report Johnson received contained a map of each quorum court district and census block legal description of each district that was prepared by Shelby Johnson, geographic information officer with the Arkansas Geographical Office.

On Monday, Election Commission Chairman Trey Ashcraft and Commissioner Shara Williams voted to accept the report as prepared while Commissioner Stuart Soffer opposed the report because he said a geographical description of each district boundary should have been included.

The map will be available for inspection after the first of the year in the county clerk’s office.