NY State Independent Commission Public Hearing on Redistricting for the Mid-Hudson Valley Region
Monday, August 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm, Virtual Format
You have a voice in how our state and federal legislative districts are drawn!
Register online to attend the meeting and/or testify.
Deadline: Sunday, August 1, 2021, by 2:00 pm
Under federal law, redistricting must occur every ten years, following the census, to ensure that legislative districts are roughly equal in population. Redistricting influences who appears on your ballot, where you can vote, and how communities are represented in government. The composition of a district determines the issues elected officials may choose to pursue and the issues they choose to ignore.
New York State has established a brand new Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) to draw district lines. The IRC is seeking public input to help identify communities of interest, so that it can draw lines fairly. Eight public hearings will be held virtually around the state between July and August. The public hearing for the Mid-Hudson region, which includes Scarsdale, is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Monday, August 2, 2021. Participants must register no later than 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
Providing testimony at this redistricting hearing is a way to influence our community’s district maps for the next decade.
For more information, please visit the New York State Redistricting Commission website.