Pitt CountyThe Pitt County Board of Commissioners is a board of 9 people with only two African American representatives. The county as a whole has a 30.6% African American population and so there should be at least one more African American commissioner on the board. Six of the commissioners are elected from districts and three are elected to represent combined districts that each encompasses two of the individual districts. Currently this presents a complicated system that does not work to ensure minority representation. In addition, the fact that multi-member districts already exist might make a move to full representation easier to effect.
The cities of Ayden and Winterville, both within Pitt County, elect their city representatives in at large elections that are not staggered. Again this is a system which could transition easily. The cities of Farmville, Fountain and Grifton elect their city representatives in at-large staggered elections. The largest city in the county, Greenville, elects five of its representatives from districts and one at large. Again like Nash County, other than the city of Greenville all of the cities in Pitt County have populations of less than 3,500.