Fast Fact About Redistricting

2014 elections could have been based on a independent commission established by a Constitutional Amendment on Redistricting instead of waiting until 2022.
Fact Background: 


New Yorkers do not need to wait until 2022 for representation in the Senate and Assembly based on fair lines drawn by an independent commission.


Any redistricting amendment can include an enacting clause calling for reapportionment in 2014 followed by every federal census taken decennially thereafter.


The currently elected legislature must pass the redistricting amendment before the General Election in 2012, with their successor bodies passing the amendment a second time in 2013 and placing it on the ballot for the 2013 General Election. 



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