Nov. 1 deadline for Florida redistricting plans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Private citizens have until Nov. 1 to submit proposed redistricting maps to the Florida House.

House Redistricting Committee Chairman Will Weatherford set that deadline Monday as his panel began reviewing public testimony and proposals.

Weatherford, a Wesley Chapel Republican, gave lawmakers a bit longer to turn in their proposed maps. They will have until Nov. 14 — Weatherford’s birthday.

The public already has submitted 64 partial or whole redistricting proposals.

The panel is divided into three subcommittees, one each for House, Senate and congressional redistricting.

Weatherford wants each subcommittee to submit at least three proposed maps to the full panel.

The Senate’s redistricting committee meets Thursday.

The Legislature will not take final votes on the maps until after it convenes in regular session in January.

Source: Associated Press