Frederick County’s newly established redistricting commission will hold its first meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The virtual meeting will include an overview of the commission’s role in county redistricting, an election of chair and vice chair of the commission, and the establishment of future meeting dates, per the meeting agenda.

The meeting will be televised on Frederick County Government Television (FCG-TV) and streamed live on the county’s website.

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AOC

This commission was created by resolution for establishing new council districts.

Re: Establishment of Frederick County Redistricting Commission

A RESOLUTION establishing a Redistricting Commission to review and make recommendations concerning the Council Districts, ensuring that they are compact, contiguous, substantially equal in population, and have common interests as a result of geography, occupation, history, or existing political boundaries; appointing certain persons to serve on the Commission; providing for the duties of the Commission including the duty to submit a final recommendation on or before a certain date; and generally relating to the Redistricting.

Ironically, the State's Redistricting Commission will be meeting virtually on the same night for Maryland Congressional Districts.

Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission

Holds Virtual Regional Meeting for Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett County Residents on June 30

Virtual Meeting to Solicit Redistricting Comments

as Part of Ongoing Listening Tour

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(June 24, 2021) ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, a bipartisan commission created by Governor Larry Hogan to draw fair and representative legislative and congressional district maps for the 2022 elections, will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, June 30, at 6 p.m. for residents of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties.

Hope this helps clarify.

TomWheatley

Thanks. I would prefer the section "and have common interests as a result of geography, occupation, history, or existing political boundaries" be taken out as it gives a broad excuse to open the door to too much fiddling around.

AOC

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TomWheatley

I am assuming the redistricting is for the State level offices and there are some other information lacking as in how many Districts are expected given population density changes across the State.

I know this will not happen, but knowing the overall voting population and expected size of the Districts, how about first determining natural boundaries (not political ones), then starting at one end of the County, simply add voters into each section until you get the desired size of a District? Far too simple and you can't get the stupid gerrymandering this way.

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