FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
(October 18, 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 continue its third round of virtual meetings on Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. Marylanders are encouraged to join and participate in the public meeting.
Following the October 13 meeting, the commissioners approved their final proposed draft delegate map, which is now posted along with their final draft senate and congressional maps 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 32 public meetings that have occurred since May 5 and take into account nearly 80 maps submitted by the public.
The Citizens Commission continues to encourage the public to create and submit their own maps, comment on the draft maps via email email@example.com.
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.
The user-friendly map portal is open and Marylanders are able to submit additional maps based on the Citizens Commission’s updated legislative and congressional maps as the Citizens Commission continues their work to submit final proposed maps to Governor Hogan.
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 will allow for discussion and testimony of further developed legislative and congressional district maps. Round three public meetings are being held at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in October.
WHO: Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission
WHAT: Virtual Meeting with Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission
WHEN: Wednesday, October 20 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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