City Wards - Redistricting Public Hearings


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 REDISTRICTING

 Redistricting refers to the process by which census data is used to redraw the boundaries of electoral districts, or in the case of the City of Albany, Ward boundaries. Redistricting impacts the weight of your vote and involves making difficult decisions constricted by complicated local, State and Federal laws. In the City of Albany, this process is conducted every 10 years, and is based on the latest Federal Decennial Census information. The City's Ward boundaries were last finalized in 2003 based on Census 2000 data, and are currently undergoing review per the 2010 Census. Redistricting represents one of the most important undertakings of our democracy. REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION The Reapportionment Commission is appointed by the Common Council to review Ward boundaries within the City of Albany. In order to accommodate population changes and demographic shifts reported in current Census surveys, the Commission strives to maximize the legal principle of "one person, one vote," consistent with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and subsequent case laws. The Commission also has a responsibility to maximize public participation in the process of redistricting in the City of Albany, and to ensure the Ward maps best represent protected groups and community of interests within the City. The Commission obtains public input on representation and boundary adjustments through public meetings, hearings and other community outreach. A finalized plan will be presented to the Common Council for their review and approval. Reapportionment Commission Members Contact Information Reapportionment Commission City Hall 24 Eagle Street Mayor's Conference Room Albany, NY 12207 Email your feedback: Reapportionment@ci.albany.ny.us

UPCOMING SCHEDULE 

The Reapportionment Commission is holding three upcoming PUBLIC HEARINGS.  Join City residents, community leaders, neighborhood organizations and other interested parties to view DRAFT maps with proposed adjustments to City Ward boundaries.    

Anyone can participate!  Review City Ward boundaries and provide your feedback....Reapportionment@ci.albany.ny.us

    
    When:    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Where:   Albany High School  
                   Washington Avenue  
    Time:       6:00 - 8:00 pm  

    When:    Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Where:   Delaware Public Library
                   Delaware Avenue 
    Time:       6:00 - 8:00 pm 

    When:    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    Where:   Arbor Hill Public Library 
                   Henry Johnson Blvd 
    Time:       6:00 - 8:00 pm



Redistricting Feedback Sought ... Public invited to weigh in on efforts to redraw Albany's political map...  
(Times Union, Monday, August 27, 2012)