TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – As election season approaches, redistribution is a priority with changes that could impact who represents you after 2022.
Redistribution refers to the redistribution of constituencies that govern the control of elected officials who will undergo a change next year due to population changes noted by the 2020 US census.
That means there will be some major changes for Florida voters in 2022, and it’s something voters need to prepare for in the next election cycle.
Ahead of the election year, CÃ©cile Scoon and members of the League of Women Voters are working to let people know about upcoming changes for the election year, including the redistribution.
“There is going to be an election of course, but there is also a redistribution, which occurs every ten years after the census,” said Scoon.
Dr Ed Moore is the retired president of independent Florida colleges and universities and has said Leon County could see a dramatic change when it comes to the redistribution.
The largely Democratic county represented in the Florida house by Allison Tant could be dismantled with a shift to more Republican communities of lies.
âIt cuts off Leon County,â Dr. Moore said. “You can move that border either way, up and down left or right and you’re going to affect which district, if you live anywhere around those congressional borders it will affect who your. congressman.”
Changes that will impact voters like Trenece Robertson, a student at Florida A&M University.
Robertson was one of a dozen people who showed up at the League of Women Voters event on Friday.
âWe have to remain vigilant even if the election season is not underway and just follow the laws that are put in place,â Robertson said.
The state will also add another congressman in the next election, bringing the total to 28. Their district is expected to cover communities near the I-4 corridor in central Florida.