State lawmakers to hear public’s input on redrawing district maps

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WSAV) — State lawmakers are set to meet in Brunswick on Monday evening to discuss how they will redraw district maps used in elections.

Every 10 years, states must redraw election districts to reflect the population count gathered by the U.S. Census. Since the 2010 census, Georgia’s population has grown by more than one million people.

Monday’s hearing is part of a series of 10, where lawmakers will listen to the public’s input on how districts should be redrawn.

State Representative Carl Gilliard (D) of Garden City is on the redistricting committee. He expects some changes are likely for districts in Chatham County.

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