Utah’s once-a-decade redistricting process is barreling to a close with both the legislative and independent redistricting committees are finishing up public meetings around the state.
The independent group already has several map proposals online. They will present their final proposals to lawmakers on November 1.
Chairman Rex Facer says they have to take a number of things into consideration as they draw their maps.
“Part of what was going on in our mind was trying to think about the logistics of being a representative. One of the challenges we have is the rural parts of the state are sparsely populated, so those districts have to be really big, and the logistics of managing that size is really, really difficult,” Facer says.
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