State and federal political boundaries in Georgia and all other states must be adjusted every decade based on census data. That is why General Assembly committees in charge of redistricting have scheduled a joint virtual town hall meeting on June 15th to gather feedback, discuss the process and plan for statewide hearings.

Earlier this year a terse announcement from a Census Bureau official said that the data needed to draw maps to reconfigure some of Georgia’s congressional and legislative posts won’t arrive at least until July 30th. That led House Speaker David Ralston to speculate recently that the adjustment of boundaries due to population shifts won’t take place until the fall when “the frost is on the pumpkin.” 

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