Clarksville, TN – In a follow-up to a previous story about the 2012 redistricting of Tennessee voting districts, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey reminds citizens that if you want to take part in the process, you have until November 1 to give your suggestions. This year’s Senate redistricting process is the first in history that will be open to any Tennessee citizen with access to a computer. Submissions are due by Tuesday, November 1st.
Last month the Lt. Governor made clear his commitment to an efficient and open Senate redistricting process by placing an unprecedented amount of information and data online for use by the general public. “I’m so glad to live in an age where both the political will and the technological tools exist to allow this kind of open process,” said Ramsey.
“Armed with the data we have posted online and the appropriate software, individual citizens can draw their own maps and submit them for consideration.”
The guidelines to submit a plan, along with the names and numbers of the regional redistricting coordinators, have also been posted online. The office of the Lt Governor would also like to urge citizens to submit their maps to the League of Women Voters’ “Map it Out” contest.
For more information about the League of Women Voters contest, visit www.tnmapitout.org.