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How to watch Wednesday’s final public hearing on proposed Iowa redistricting maps

State lawmakers will vote on approving new congressional districts in about two weeks.
State lawmakers will vote on approving new congressional districts in about two weeks.
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 11:22 AM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - The final of three public hearings will take place Wednesday for Iowans to share their opinions on the new proposed redistricting maps.

The non-partisan Legislative Services Agency released the first proposal for new congressional and legislative districts Thursday, a process required every ten years to coincide with the Census.

The first hearing was held on Monday night, with a second hearing on Tuesday. A final hearing is set for Wednesday, September 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All the hearings are being held virtually, but Iowans can sign-up to speak, or submit a written comment, during the hearing.

Iowa lawmakers will meet in a special session on October 5 to vote on the proposed maps. If the maps are not approved, the Legislative Services Agency will submit a second proposal. If a second and third version of the maps are not approved, Iowa lawmakers can amend them.

The public hearing will be streamed live, and signup is not required. Click here to watch the hearings.

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