by Robin Kemp

The Georgia Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee is meeting in 450 CAP at the Georgia State Capitol to discuss reapportionment. Sen. John Kennedy, the chair, said the districts must be redrawn quickly but that the public also must be informed of what is going on.

Most members’ comments were not fully audible on the public live feed.

Kennedy asked members to raise their hands in an informal indication of whether they were in general agreement with the principles by which the committee would proceed with redistricting, saying he was “skating” with an “informal agreement” rules against the committee taking action on the matter.

Any vote on redistricting will take place during a special session of the Georgia Assembly.

Kennedy said maps and documents would be at the “statutory rate” for public documents because “printing maps costs money,” but that data downloads would be available to the public at no cost.

He suggested members head to Executive Director Gina Wright‘s office to discuss principles, saying she had been very helpful throughout the process. The meeting adjourned at 2:14 p.m.

To learn more about redistricting in Georgia, visit the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, where you can see a map of how Georgians voted in the 2018 governor’s race.

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