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Official: Please attend redistricting hearings

The West Virginia Constitution requires Congressional and Legislative boundary lines to be drawn every 10 years utilizing U.S. Census data to indicate changes in population. Despite Census delays at the federal level, public hearings throughout the state will allow residents to weigh in on the process.

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Redistricting will host 12 in-person public hearings and three virtual public hearings, with each taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. House Rule 84 governs public hearings and allows the Joint Committee on Redistricting Chairmen to limit the time allowed for public comments at each hearing based on total number of participants. Senate rules govern standing committees and will be followed in the actions and proceedings of this committee as applicable.

Hearings are scheduled for the following dates and locations, and are subject to change:

July 27: Putnam County Judicial Building

12093 Winfield Road Winfield, WV 25213

July 29: Chief Logan State Park

376 Little Buffalo Creek Rd, Logan, WV 25601

Aug. 3: Tamarack

1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801

Aug. 4: Summersville Arena & Conference Center

3 Armory Way, Summersville, WV 26651

Aug. 10: Stonewall Resort State Park

149 State Park Trail, Roanoke, WV 26447

Aug. 12: Morgantown (specific location to be announced at a later date)

Aug. 17: Martinsburg Sheriff’s Office Meeting Room

510 S Raleigh St, Martinsburg, WV 25401

Aug. 18: Keyser VFD Station 2

1550 Cornell St Keyser WV 26726

Aug. 24: Wheeling Independence Hall

1528 Market St, Wheeling, WV 26003

Aug. 26: Cabell County Courthouse

750 5th Ave, Huntington, WV 25701

Sept. 9: The Culture Center, Building 9, Capitol Complex

1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305

Sept. 16: Judge Donald F. Black Courthouse Annex

317 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Resources, news and updates about the redistricting process can be found at https://www.wvlegislature.gov/redistricting.cfm

I hope all citizens of the 11th Senate District will take advantage of these redistricting public hearings when these hearing are held at the appropriate meeting place as scheduled to provide your input on redistricting.

Bill Hamilton

11th Senate District

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