Monroe County to hold final redistricting hearing Friday night

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Want to share your thoughts on redrawing the districts across Monroe County? Well, Friday night is your last chance.

The county will hold a public meeting at the Hamlin Town Hall to talk about the proposed redistricting plan, which impacts all 29 districts in the county. As News10NBC has told you, since the 2020 Census, New York is losing one seat in congress, so the state’s new Independent Redistricting Commission made recommendations for how districts across the state should look.

Specifically, in our area, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello signed off on a new independent commission tasked with a more local focus. Bello said the move takes politics out of the process.

Since the last time the districts were re-drawn, there have been significant changes in voter registrations in the suburbs surrounding Rochester, with historically Republican-leaning areas like the Pittsford, Perinton and Penfield flipping entirely, or seeing near-equal amounts of registered Democrats and Republicans.

Friday’s hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. If you want to speak at the meeting you are encouraged to call (585) 753-1950 to sign up to speak, but do not have to in order to speak.