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HB 1587 Redistricting; State Board of Elections to ensure correct district assignments of voters.

Introduced by: Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Redistricting; State Board of Elections to ensure correct district assignments of voters. Provides that the State Board of Elections is responsible for ensuring that voters are assigned to the correct districts throughout the Commonwealth. The bill requires the State Board to promulgate instructions and guidelines for a periodic review conducted by the electoral boards or general registrars of the district assignments of voters within their localities, including a timeline for conducting the review and directions for making necessary corrections. The bill also requires the State Board to direct the Department to conduct an annual review of the district assignments of voters in the Commonwealth and to make any necessary corrections. In conducting this review, the Department shall review the reapportionment ordinances and maps sent to the State Board pursuant to law and compare the boundaries contained within with the information in the voter registration system. The State Board may require the Department to submit a report on the results of the annual review.


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