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Final week of public input for Independent Redistricting Commission in Utah

Oct 19, 2021, 1:16 PM | Updated: 3:06 pm
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State leaders promised the public would have almost a dozen opportunities to weigh in on redistricting before they redraw the state’s political boundaries. This is the final week for public input, but the legislature gets the final say. (PHOTO: KSL TV)
(PHOTO: KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah —  You have until Saturday to weigh in on redistricting, or how lawmakers redraw district boundaries in Utah.

That’s the last day Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission takes public input.

Their final two public meetings are Thursday at 6 p.m. in Herriman and Saturday morning at 11 in West Valley City.

You can share your concerns anytime online.

Utah redistricting process underway

The so-called people’s commission must submit their redistricting maps to lawmakers by November 1st. That includes twelve maps in total: 3 versions for each member of Congress, state House, state Senate, and Utah Board of Education.

Lawmakers ultimately make the final boundaries. They do not have to adopt the commission’s maps. The big question: Will lawmakers maps be vastly different from what the commission suggests? 

Obviously, changing district boundaries could change the make up of the state legislature, adding representation to groups who feel underrepresented. 

Changing school board boundaries changes who you can vote for for the Utah Board of Education, which could mean your kid’s school experience would look different.

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Final week of public input for Independent Redistricting Commission in Utah