Will Asheville Voters Get Final Say On Council Districts?

Apr 13, 2017

Voters in the city of Asheville could have the final say as early as this fall on whether city council seats will remain elected at-large.  A bill in the General Assembly filed by Republican senator Chuck Edwards would make the city draw up election districts for the six council seats.  Separate of that legislation, the current Asheville city council commissioned a poll to see what voters thought of a potential switch.  The conflicting results came back this week.  Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Joel Burgess joined BPR’s Matt Bush in studio to discuss the survey and its findings.  Burgess also touches on how a similar situation happening right now in Greensboro - a city which had to redraw its council districts because of a General Assembly move - could affect Asheville.