Monday, August 12, 2013

Implications Of U.S. Supreme Court Decision For Oconee County House Redistricting Unclear, Representatives Say

Voting Rights Act Ruling

While the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act makes it easier for Georgia to revisit redistricting in the 2014 session, Oconee County’s two representatives to the Georgia House of Representative say they are unsure the General Assembly will take up the issue.

If it does, however, they think their plan to bring all of Oconee County back into a single district stands a good chance of being approved.