9-9-11: Redistricting

September 9, 2011 at 8:24 am Leave a comment

[audio http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-985566.mp3]

Every ten years, Maryland’s Congressional and state legislative districts get reshaped to account for population changes registered in the U.S. Census. Governor O’Malley’s Redistricting Advisory Committee has been holding public hearings over the last month or so to get citizen input.

In mid-October, the General Assembly will convene a session to redraw the Congressional districts. How might those districts change? And what’s at stake for Maryland’s residents?

Nathan Sterner asks Todd Eberly, assistant professor of political science and public policy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Don Norris, chair of the Department of Public Policy at UMBC.

There are four more public hearings left:

Saturday, September 10th

Lower Eastern Shore
12:30 p.m.
Salisbury University, Perdue Hall – Room 156 Auditorium
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801

Upper Eastern Shore
4:00 p.m.
Chesapeake College, Todd Performing Arts Center
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679

Monday, September 12

Harford County
4:00 p.m.
Harford Community College, Amoss Center
200 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015

Baltimore County
7:00 p.m.
Randallstown Community Center
3505 Resource Drive
Randallstown, MD 21133

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