Regarding the July 2 news article “Wake voting in flux; maps ruled illegal”: For the second time, our General Assembly’s gerrymandered redistricting has been found unconstitutional. I am thankful for federal judges who can provide checks and balances.
For three years, we have had too much confusion and uncertainty around Wake County local elections. As a voter, I think the only solution is to reset to the former ways we elected our local boards: seven county commissioners running from districts and elected countywide so taxpayers choose all seven of the people who control our taxes; and nine school board members elected from districts, so that each one becomes familiar with a subset of schools, given our large school system.
That old method was just right, until our legislature took away our local control. I ask that our Board of Elections protect Wake County voters by reclaiming the previous way we elected our local governments.
Anne C. Dahle