Redistricting Ideas & Maps Online
Constitution Party of West Virginia Chairman Jeff Becker has placed a number of redistricting ideas with detailed color maps on his website at http://jeffbecker.us. Columnist Phil Kabler commented on them in his West Virginia Gazette article last week: http://wvgazette.com/News/201106101179
There is a 30-member House of Delegates redistricting team that is holding meetings around the state on these, as well as John Unger’s State Senate task force. More information on these and other legislative activities can be found at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/redistricting.cfm
Also, the town hall meetings on this are posted on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/WVSenateRedistrict However, any attempts to post public comments will be flagged as spam.
Beginning in August, the State Legislature is expected to hold a special session to actually perform the redistricting. There is growing support for single-member delegate districts and seventeen separate senate districts. Additionally, the terribly gerrymandered 2nd Congressional District has significant room for improvement. Please get involved and contact your legislator and add your voice!