W.Va. House Moving Forward with Redistricting Maps

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Members of West Virginia's House of Delegates must soon submit maps showing how they think their districts should appear in the wake of the 2010 Census.

House redistricting Chair Brent Boggs has asked for an initial round of draft proposals by Tuesday.

Delegates are drawing maps amid a debate over whether to increase the number of single-seat districts. Nationally, state legislatures have been moving away from multi-member districts. But they aren't expected to disappear completely during this latest round of redistricting.

The Legislature must revisit its boundaries and the state's three congressional districts to ensure equal representation. The state Senate is overseeing its share of the process through a task force. Lawmakers aim to hold a redistricting special session that coincides with the Aug. 1-3 interim study meetings.

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