Broome AdHoc Committee on Redistricting Holds First Meeting
The Broome County Legislature is taking one of the early steps toward possibly reworking the map of what regions of the county are represented by which legislator.
Broome County’s AdHoc committee on the redrawing of voting districts had its first organizational meeting set for November 17 with a report of recommendations to the County Administration Committee no later than December 16.
Following the federal census every ten years, the Clerk of the County Legislature is required to publicly announce the results and file with the Legislature.
The mission of the committee is to develop a presentation to "redistrict Broome County's population by legislative district to comply with changes as a result of the 2020 census."
The lawmakers then can decide if the new population numbers show a need to rework or even consolidate any of the legislative districts.
If there are changes to the districts, the new legislators will be voted in in the 2022 general election and take office on January 1, 2023.
The November 17 introductory meeting will take place via Zoom Videoconferencing at 5:15 p.m.
The AdHoc Committee is made up of two legislators each from the majority and minority party, two representatives of the Broome County Board of Elections and two members of the public.
The video access is https://broomezoomus/j/87480245748 . The meeting ID is 87480245748. To dial-in, call (646) 558-8656.
The committee members are 10th District Legislator Cindy O’Brien, 7th District Legislator Matt Pasquale, 13th District Legislator Robert Weslar, 15th District Legislator Mark Whalen, Elections Commissioner Daniel Reynolds and Deputy Commissioner Joseph Bertoni, Mary Johnson from the League of Women Voters and Member of Public-at-Large JoAnne Hanrahan.