The Steuben County Legislature announced it has begun considering redistricting plans to account for 2020 census data as required by New York State law.
The new lines “must include roughly the same number of constituents represented by one legislator for the next 10 years,” said the county, according to WETM. The Legislature stated any final plans must be adopted by July of this year and then brought to a county-wide vote in November.
Each of Steuben County’s 17 legislators has their vote weighted by the population of their district. The current set up helps the Legislature determine close votes.
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