MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact
Kristin Fleckenstein
redistricting.commission@maryland.gov

Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Approves Final Proposed Draft Maps, Encourage Marylanders to Create Own Maps, and Comment on Proposed Congressional, Senate, and Delegate District Maps


Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission Approves
Final Proposed Draft Maps, Encourages Marylanders to
Create Own Maps through Tonight, and Comment on Proposed
Congressional, Senate, and Delegate District Maps

34th and Final Public Meeting this Wednesday Night; Public Maps
MUST BE SUBMITTED by Midnight Tonight


(October 25, 2021) BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (Citizens Commission), a balanced commission created by Governor Larry Hogan to draw fair and representative legislative and congressional district maps for the 2022 elections, will hold its final public hearing on Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. Marylanders are encouraged to join and participate in the public meeting.

The final proposed draft delegate maps, senate maps, and congressional maps can be found at redistricting.maryland.gov.

During Round 3, the Citizens Commission is presenting the final drafts of its maps to the public for input. Round 3 meetings allow Marylanders to comment and discuss the final proposed draft legislative and congressional maps drawn by the Citizens Commission. These maps were created following 33 public meetings that have occurred since May 5 and take into account 85 maps submitted by the public.

For anyone creating their own map to be considered by the Commission, all citizen maps must be submitted by midnight tonight, October 25. Comments on the final proposed draft maps can continue to be sent via email to redistricting.commission@maryland.gov through November 2. 

For information about how to provide testimony at the public meeting, please click here. The meeting, which includes closed captioning and live Spanish translation, will conclude upon the completion of testimony from the last speaker or discussion by the Citizens Commission.

This is the third and final round of public meetings – the first round was a listening tour to discuss redistricting in general; the second round involved the discussion of proposed Citizens Commission redistricting maps as well as citizen submitted redistricting maps; and the third round allows for ongoing discussion and testimony of further developed legislative, congressional, and delegate maps. 

WHO: Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission

WHAT: Virtual Meeting with Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission
(See agenda)

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27 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 881 0841 4417. You can also submit your comments electronically or send a redistricting question to redistricting.commission@maryland.gov.

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