Governor Hogan’s Emergency Commission on Sixth Congressional District Gerrymandering
“Free and fair elections are the very foundation of American democracy and the most basic promise that those in power can pledge to citizens.” -Governor Larry Hogan
The U.S. District Court ordered the state of Maryland to redraw the Sixth Congressional District boundaries on the basis of compactness and geographic continuity, and with regard for natural boundaries, boundaries of political subdivisions, and geographic and other communities of interest, and without considering how citizens are registered to vote or have voted in the past or to what political party they belong.
By March 4, 2019, the Commission will approve and certify a proposed redistricting plan and proposed map with adjusted district boundary lines for the Sixth Congressional District. They will also publicize the proposed plan and map at this time. The Commission will accept and review public comments about the proposed plan and map until March 26, 2019.
The commission shall submit the final plan and map adjusting the boundary lines of the Sixth Congressional District to the Legislative Office of the Governor by April 2, 2019.