FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Begins
Second Round of Virtual Public Meetings
Commission Encourages Marylanders to Draw Redistricting Maps/Participate in Upcoming September 9 Virtual Meeting
(September 8, 2021) BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (Citizens Commission), a bipartisan commission created by Governor Larry Hogan to draw fair and representative legislative and congressional district maps for the 2022 elections, will begin its second round of virtual meetings on Thursday, September 9, at 6:00 p.m. Individuals from all of Maryland are encouraged to join the meeting.
This meeting will allow Marylanders to present testimony on map submissions or 2020 Census data results and their impact on district boundaries to the Citizens Commission. If you are registering to provide LIVE TESTIMONY regarding one or more maps, you MUST submit your map(s) no later than 24 hours in advance of the meeting. You must also reference the map(s) submission identification number(s), which will be assigned and emailed to the individual who submitted the plan.
All map submissions will be posted to the redistricting.maryland.gov website. Members of the public can comment on any map(s) but must provide the map identification number(s) upon registration.
For more information about how to provide testimony at the public meeting, either in advance or during the meeting, please click here. The meeting, which includes closed captioning, will conclude upon the completion of testimony from the last speaker.
This is the second of three rounds of public meetings – the first round was a listening tour to discuss redistricting in general; the second round begins this Thursday, September 9 to discuss DRAFT Commission redistricting maps as well as citizen submitted redistricting maps; and the third round will occur in October after the Commission has further developed legislative and congressional maps. Additional second round meetings will be held at 6 p.m. each evening on Monday, September 13, Tuesday, September 14, and Monday, September 20.
WHO: Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission
WHAT: Virtual Meeting with Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (See agenda)
WHEN: Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m. until all speakers are complete
HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING OR SUBMIT TESTIMONY IN ADVANCE OF OR DURING THE VIRTUAL MEETING: To register for the meeting, sign up to give live testimony from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or to simply watch the meeting, click here. The meeting will be streamed in both English and Spanish. You can also dial in by calling (301) 715-8592 and entering the webinar ID 849 8786 8337. You can also submit your comments electronically or send a redistricting question to email@example.com.
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