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SDF 1702 Legislative Redistricting

SD Focus - 09/15/2011

Every ten years after the national census is complete, South Dakota along with the rest of the nation has the task of redrawing legislative district lines.  Some may ask, why do I care? Our guests will help us all better understand why we redraw those lines and how this could impact voters come election season.  On the program: State Senator Todd Schlekeway of Sioux Falls; State Representative Mitch Fargen of Flandreau (both sit on the Legislative redistricting committee.) Also joining the discussion: Tate Walker with the ACLU of the Dakotas; and from the SD Redistricting Commission, Sue Roust. Former State Lawmaker Bill Thompson also shares his thoughts on reworking the method by which members of the committee are chosen.

To see archived documents presented to the South Dakota Legislative Research Council:
http://legis.state.sd.us/interim/2011/CommitteeMembers.aspx?Committee=131

South Dakota Citizens Redistricting Commission:
http://sdcitizensredistricting.net/
Email: sdcitizensredistricting@gmail.com




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