Wesco invites Hoosiers to weigh-in on proposed House, Congressional district maps

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State Rep. Tim Wesco of Osceola, chair of the House Elections and Apportionment Committee, invites Hoosiers to provide feedback this week on the soon-to-be released drafts of the Indiana House of Representatives and Congressional district maps.

Wesco said initial drafts of the two maps will be posted online by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at iga.in.gov. Hoosiers are invited to provide feedback on those maps during 1 of 2 public meetings in the House Chamber of the Indiana Statehouse. The House Elections and Apportionment Committee will meet from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15 and again on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. until testimony concludes. Anyone who would like to testify can sign up upon arrival just outside of the House Chamber.

“Lawmakers gathered a lot of helpful feedback from Hoosiers on what they wanted from new district maps during last month’s public hearings,” Wesco said. “I look forward to continuing those discussions about the proposed maps and encourage the public to stay informed on the redistricting process, which will impact our communities and state for the next decade.”

At the beginning of Wednesday’s meeting, State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon), author of House Bill 1581, will formally present the initial draft of the Indiana House map to members of the committee and public. State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), Senate sponsor of the bill, is expected to join Steuerwald to present the draft Congressional map before public testimony begins.

For those who cannot attend, meetings will be livestreamed and archived online at iga.in.gov. Hoosiers can submit testimony by emailing h21@iga.in.gov or by contacting their state legislators. Constituents can find out who their state legislators are and their contact information online at iga.in.gov and clicking on “Find Your Legislator.”

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