Public hearings about redistricting in West Virginia after the 2020 census will start this week.
The second stop will be in Logan County tomorrow at the Chief Logan Conference Center from 6-8 p.m.
One big issue will be how to divide West Virginia’s congressional districts. Early Census data concluded that West Virginia will lose one of its three seats in Congress. So how legislators split the remaining districts would determine which current representatives might wind up having to face off against each other.
All 12 in-person public hearings will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. to start the sign-in process. Anyone who would like to be guaranteed an opportunity speak during the hearings will need to be present to sign in by 6 p.m.
Events will start shortly after 6 p.m. with welcome remarks and a reminder about procedures.
The amount of time for each person to speak will be determined by dividing the two hours by the number of people who sign in to participate.