Here’s how the proposed redistribution would change the election boundaries
ALBANY – State officials seek to explain how New York City lost a congressional district to the 2020 census and the capital region, based on the first batch of released redistribution maps, may see changes substantial after population growth in Saratoga County and the Hudson Valley, as well as a decline in the North Country.
The initial process of redrawing state and federal political lines in New York is different from that of decades past. The bipartisan Independent Constituency Commission, which was created after a referendum approved by voters in 2014, is charged with drawing the lines for the next decade. In January, he is expected to submit at least one map – although there may be several – to the Democratic-led Legislature for approval – or to lawmakers to draw their own lines.