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Legislative redistricting hearings scheduled in Hancock and Frederick

July 21, 2011

ANNAPOLIS — A panel on legislative redistricting in Maryland has scheduled 12 public hearings across the state, with the first two slated for Saturday in Hancock and Frederick.

The schedule was announced Monday by the Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee.

The Maryland Department of Planning's Redistricting Web page at http://planning.maryland.gov/redistricting/2010/publicHearings.shtml provides procedural information for those who want to testify.

People interested in speaking can sign up electronically in advance at links on the website.

"Any e-mails requesting advanced sign-in received after ... noon the day prior to the hearing will not be included on the speaking roster. After that time, sign-in sheets will be available at the public hearing location," acccording to the website.

"Testifiers are also requested to provide electronic written comments to the committee by ... noon the day before the hearing."

Comments "should be sent by e-mail as a PDF attachment to Redistricting2011@mdp.state.md.us. A hard copy will also be accepted at the hearing from people who testify who did not submit an electronic copy."

Public hearings will start at the designated time and end following the last testimony of registered persons, according to a state news release.

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Sign language interpreters will be at all of the hearings.

More information can be found at planning.maryland.gov/redistricting.

If you go ...

What: Public hearing on legislative redistricting in Maryland.

When: Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.

Where: Hancock Middle/Senior High School auditorium, 289 W. Main St., Hancock.

Parking: Available in school lot.


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What: Public hearing on legislative redistricting in Maryland.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2 p.m.

Where: Hood College, Rosenstock Hall, Hodson Auditorium, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick.

Parking: Next to Rosenstock Hall off Ferndale Avenue

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