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Former Supreme Court Justice John E. Wallace, Jr. (Photo: Brown & Connery).

10 public hearings to be held on congressional redistricting

By Joey Fox, October 05 2021 3:15 pm

The New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission announced today that it will hold 10 public hearings on the commission’s upcoming redrawing of the state’s congressional boundaries – significantly more than the three required by law, or the five held in the previous redistricting cycle. Five of the hearings will be in-person, and the other five will be virtual.

The first meeting, which will be virtual, has been scheduled for October 23 at 10 a.m.; there will then be an in-person hearing on October 26 at 6 p.m., and another virtual hearing on October 30 at 10 a.m. The schedule for the seven remaining meetings has yet to be released.

Composed of six Democrats, six Republicans, and one tiebreaking member who this year was the choice of the Democratic delegation, the commission is required to submit a final map by January 18, 2022.

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