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WESTCHESTER COUNTY

PROPOSED 2022 BUDGET PRESENTATION

INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION HEARING

NOVEMBER 8, 2021

INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION HEARING

JANUARY 3, 2022

                     

     BEDFORD CANDIDATE FORUM

     October 13, 7pm

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     LEWISBORO CANDIDATE FORUM

     October 21, 7pm

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January 3, 2022: Another IRC hearing. Indeed, the two sets of partisan maps are being submitted to the state legislature! If the legislature rejects the maps, the IRC can try again. If the IRC's solution is rejected a second time, the legislature can take a crack at the maps.

REDISTRICTING

The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission has been charged with drawing new voting district maps for state senate, state assembly, and congressional districts.

 

Read the updates below. If you are concerned about the current state of redistricting, LET THE IRC KNOW! You can also contact your elected state representatives to let them know how you feel. As with any important issue, constituent feedback is important.

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UPDATES:

Mid-January 2022: The New York State legislature rejected the two sets of partisan maps submitted by the Independent Redistricting Commission. The IRC has one more chance to draw maps. If the state legislature rejects those, the maps then get drawn by the legislature. This would defeat the purpose behind the creation of the IRC, which was to have a bipartisan group draw the voting districts rather than the majority party of the state legislature.

Additionally, there is a version of proposed congressional maps that groups parts of Westchester county with Queens and the Bronx, which doesn't seem to make much sense from a practical representational standpoint.

The League of Women Voters of Westchester has put out a statement which includes action items. Click to read.

November 8, 2021: The Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) held a public hearing. LWVNEW submitted written testimony addressing the shortcomings of the current state senate district maps and the bipartisan commission's failure to come to an agreement on a set of proposed redistricting maps. (The IRC instead issued TWO sets of partisan maps.)