On January 10, 2013 Granville County received a letter from the Census Bureau indicating that an error had been discovered in the population count for the County. This error was due to the incorrect geographic placement of group quarters relating to the Federal Correctional Facility in Granville County. The correction of the error resulted in 2,387 people being moved from the Granville County population total to the Durham County population total.
The original 2010 census numbers were used to redistrict the County Commissioner and School Board districts voting districts as required by law. Due to the census error, the redistricting must be redone using the corrected census numbers.
On Thursday, March 7, 2013 a joint meeting was held with the County Commissioners and the School Board to consider redrawing the voting districts to correct for the census error. Adam Mitchell, an attorney with the Tharrington Smith law firm of Raleigh, who assisted with the 2010 redistricting, worked with the Boards to redraw the districts. A proposed redistricting map was created and voted on by both Boards. A spreadsheet showing the demographics of the proposed districts was also created.
A joint public hearing was held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:00P at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, NC to receive comments from the public on the proposed redistricting map. Both the Board of County Commissioners and the School Board voted to approve the proposed redistricting map. The map will now be sent to the US Department of Justice for preclearance.