The Oneonta and Cooperstown chapters of the League of Women Voters will co-host a panel discussion, “Redistricting: The Road to Legislative Power” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Elm Park Methodist Church, Oneonta.
Featured at the start of the meeting will be a presentation based on a report jointly prepared by four New York “citizen action” groups: LWV New York State, NYPIRG, Common Cause of New York and Citizens Union of the City of New York. Representatives of the Cooperstown and Oneonta Leagues will then offer brief commentaries.
Audience discussion will follow on redrawing state Senate, Assembly and U.S. congressional districts, which will begin shortly after release of final population data from the 2010 Census.
Under the current system, legislators get to draw the boundaries of their own districts.