Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-08 07:07:03 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) – A bipartisan group of South Carolina parliamentarians will host the first of ten public conferences on constituency changes. It’s on Myrtle Beach as the population of Holly County is exploding.
The first meeting will take place tonight at the Holly Georgetown Tech Conference Center in Myrtle Beach.
The Commission will use the 2020 census data to map the districts of the State Capitol, the Senate, and the US House of Representatives.
Districts are redrawn every 10 years after new census data are released to reflect population changes.
Members of the committee say they would like to encourage everyone to attend the meeting and express their concerns.
“If you get the chance to come out, if you feel where the home district or parliamentary district you should draw a line with, come out and join us. No matter what your schedule or health reasons, why not? Whatever it is, we’ll be offering a virtual conference on October 4th. We’re in Columbia, but we’ll open it up to people via Zoom, “said Jay Jordan, South Carolina Home Representative.
The Senate Committee has already held a hearing and the entire General Assembly will vote on the proposed map this fall. Jay Jordan of Florence, head of the South Carolina House, said Holly County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state.
“The numbers are very important. The amount of growth that Holly has maintained and is projected to continue to grow over the last decade,” said Jordan.
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