Understand Tuesday how Alabama’s redistricting process affects you


If you have questions about how the 2020 census and redistricting affects you, you have a chance to find out Tuesday.

The League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley is hosting Senator Arthur Orr to talk about it. Orr is a part of the reapportionment committee.

The committee redraws voting districts after the census is completed. The census shows how a populations has changed and impacts funding for roads, low-income areas, and where healthcare facilities go.

“By understanding the affects of the census on us, on the people of North Alabama, you start realizing how important that is on who’s representing you,” said LWV President Kathy Jones. “The reapportionment committee, one of the things we as the League are interested in understanding is how does partisan politics affect it.”

Last fall the demographer for Huntsville told WZDX News Alabama would lose a seat in Congress if redistricting was done right then.

The meeting is Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

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