If you missed it, the Joint Redistricting Committee held the second redistricting hearing in Tupelo at Itawamba Community College.
The Mississippi Senate and House joint committee will continue hearings throughout the month of August.
Redistricting occurs every 10 years after the census is accumulated. Based on this year’s figures, Mississippi’s population is currently 2,961,279, down 6,018 from 2010.
There will be a total of nine hearings across the state. While many committee members were present at the meeting, a quorum is not required for hearings to take place.
The next hearing is scheduled for August 9 in Senatobia at the Northwest Community College Haraway Center. The hearing will begin at 6:00 pm.
You can find the rest of the meeting times and locations HERE.
The committee consists of Senators Hob Bryan, Dennis DeBar, Josh Harkins, Briggs Hopson, David Parker, Derrick T. Simmons, Jeff Tate, Angela Turner-Ford, and Brice Wiggins, and Representatives Charles Jim Beckett, Dan Eubanks, Edward Blackmon , Jr..; Bo Brown; Kevin Ford; Vince Mangold; John Read; Fred Shanks; Cheikh Taylor; and Jason White.