Albany County…Independent Redistricting Or Gerrymandering? Big Decisions Soon

In an Albany Times Union post, county legislator Paul Burgdorf takes a look at legislature’s attempt to change the way it redistricts. Burgdorf sides with a reform group seeking to “ban(s) Legislators, political officials, lobbyists and political donors from the process of creating the maps. Our local law requires that districts be compact, observe municipal boundaries, comply with the Voting Rights Act, and requires the use of independent map makers. The proposal also prohibits partisan registration information and the addresses of candidates from being considered when drawing the maps.”

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