Submissions

Public Comments

  • Steve
    February 6, 2022
    My wife and I have read about the proposed Congressional District Maps. We understand that the Town of Mamaroneck, Village of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont, which have always been part of the same District, under the proposed plan will now be read more split up. We are very concerned that our ability to deal effectively with the issues in our communities and to have our municipalities' voices heard will be greatly diminished. We believe strongly that the Sound Shore communities should remain a part of the same district, and we ask that you reconsider the proposed remapping. The Sound Shore communities have many common concerns that are not shared by surrounding communities proposed as participants in the new district. We appreciate in advance your attention to this issue. Steve & Karen Bonaparte 44 Myrtle Blvd, Larchmont, NY 10538 (Town of Mamaroneck)
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  • Margaret
    February 6, 2022
    Please consider the people of New York and create districts that allow for representation of all. The meandering district proposal that includes multiple counties is a disgraceful display of gerrymandering. It equates to taxation without read more representation as the voices of mid Hudson residents will be silenced. Please consider why millions are fleeing New York and work on improving our state with fair districts that include residents with like needs. Where I live in Putnam Valley NY is a small community of hard working people that deserve representation and a vote that counts! Thank you, Margaret
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  • Jeff
    February 5, 2022
    The redistricting is a SICK PERVERTED Joke! The Democrats have perverted the process to maximize their voting block. It is done SPECIFICALLY to CHEAT the Republicans (YES CHEAT - which they are EXPERTS AT) and we need to throw them ALL OUT OF OFFICE
  • Michaela
    February 3, 2022
    I am a seventeen-year-old resident of the Village of Mamaroneck and wanted to express my vehement opposition to your proposed redistricting plan. This plan will split my home town into two and result in us getting less of the funding that we so read more greatly need to deal with the flooding that our community faced last September and will likely continue to face as the climate crisis continues. Respectfully, please reconsider your current plan with the livelihoods of members of my community in mind.
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  • Agnes
    February 3, 2022
    I am not quite sure if this is the forum, but I object as strongly as possible to the proposed redistricting lines that take the Town of Putnam Valley (and the Town of Carmel) out of District 18 and instead inclde them in District 16. I think that read more if approved, it will result in the tacit silencing of the residents of Putnam Valley and Carmel and will have a remarkably chilling effect.
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  • Cathy
    February 2, 2022
    Putnam Valley has a population of 12,000 and is very rural. No sidewalks, no water, no sewers. We are just north of Westchester County in Putnam. You are going to include us on your map with the Bronx, Yonkers, WhitePlains, Mt Vernon etc. We read more have nothing in common with those cities. Our problems are different from theirs. Our voice will not be heard. This is not fair. We belong with Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Please correct this injustice.
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  • Peter
    February 1, 2022
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  • David
    February 1, 2022
    We are lifelong democrats who live in the Town of Mamaroneck. Under the new plan Larchmont and parts of the Town and Village of Mamaroneck would be in a district with the Northeast Bronx and part of Queens, being split from the other Sound Shore read more Communities. This will dilute our voices and make it harder to get attention for the issues that matter specifically to our community, like flooding, and make it more difficult for local officials to interface with the federal government to meet the needs of our constituents. We strongly oppose this plan and we oppose gerrymandering of any kind by either party. David and Madeleine Arnow
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  • David
    February 1, 2022
    I am in Oswego and NY-24 and absolutely HATE the construction of the new district that wraps around the city of Rochester. This moves me from a district which slightly favored President Biden over former president Trump and puts me in a district read more that overwhelmingly Republican. It wildly changes the type of representation I'd have and thus diminishes my voice and that of others in my area. Aside from being part of the south shore of Ontario, I believe the needs and issues of the current NY-24 are quite different than the proposed versions of the district. And if anything ever looked gerrymandered in NY, well this is certainly it! I can understand that having Rochester between Buffalo and Syracuse presents a challenge, but wrapping around Rochester isn't a solution that makes sense to me - it is the only proposed district that appears so unusual. I strongly dislike this proposal and urge you to revise how you view upstate to preserve what we have in Oswego. Our county has been split up multiple times over the years but has never been combined with parts of Western NY...it simply makes no *practical* sense to the people in the proposed district - we have no daily/regular connection with the western side of the state - heck, even the weather is really different! Fix this! Thank-you for the opportunity to comment
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Map Submissions

  • Peter
    February 1, 2022
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    upstate NY congressional districts. I am from Rochester and lived in Syracuse for years
  • TIMOTHY
    February 1, 2022
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    My second attempt at redistricting shows that we can repsect natural boundaries and get fairly compact maps.
  • Harry
    January 27, 2022
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    This state senate map has a population deviation of just 1.18%, a mean-median bias of 1.96%, and reflects the growth of minority voting blocs in Queens and Brooklyn by adding an Asian majority district in each borough. It also maintains most read more district cores, as 48 out of 63 districts consist of at least 50% of a current district (slightly less than the 52 in the NYIRC's proposed maps). It unites similar Hudson River communities, keeps the Adirondack region together, and keeps similar upstate economies together as well.
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  • Thomas
    January 26, 2022
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    Dear New York State Independent Redistricting Commission: I appreciate your efforts throughout the past year in these difficult times to work on the process of drawing districts for Congress, State Assembly and State Senate in as fair a way read more possible. I have enclosed here New York's 11th congressional district which includes all of Staten Island and much of Southern Brooklyn including the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Sunset Park. In the district I have enclosed based on a variety of factors tried to create the 11th congressional district on what the intentions of the New York State Independent Redistricting commission was. I looked at economic issues, cultural patterns methods of transportation along with giving all racial groups the opportunity fairly participate in the political process in the 11th congressional district. I also wanted to continue to have the 11th congressional district familiar to the different groups in it as over the past 40 years over 80 percent of the 11th congressional district in previous forms of it have been in the same district as this was something listed in the criteria used to draw district lines. Along with these factors I have listed I wanted to keep the 11th congressional district as compact and as contiguous as possible as the district I have enclosed here would create a district which meets those criteria's as fairly as possible as based on the data I enclosed. My most important thing I focused on in creating the 11th congressional district was it shall be drawn not to discourage competition and the process of favoring or disfavoring incumbents of political parties or political candidates of either party. Based on this the 11th congressional district I have created this would give equal opportuntity to anyone from either party to seek this office and discourage favoritism. In closing, I would hope to anyone who may read this of importance would look at my proposal attached for the 11th congressional district and use it anyway to help with the arduous process of which not only this district but also all new congressional boundaries are drawn. I thank you very much for your time and commend each member of the commission on their efforts in this process.
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  • Joseph
    January 25, 2022
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    Has 14 Majority-Minority Districts and 30 split Counties (approximately 48% of Counties are split).
  • Uri
    January 24, 2022
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    Proposed Congressional Map of New York updated *excel precinct assignments* • Good compactness score • Good minority score. Increases number of majority minority districts to 11 and maintains the 3 black majority, 3 hispanic majority and 1 near read more asian majority districts • Good splitting score with many counties kept intact • Creates 12 competitive districts, 5 of which are highly competitive. • Populations do not deviate from ideal population size by more than .05%. online map link: https://davesredistricting.org/join/3ae15c45-5fba-4a6c-a9c1-c1b08c637500
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  • Giancarlo
    January 19, 2022
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    The "Least Change" proposal, similar to what was done in Wisconsin to maintain the districts in relatively the same location, size, and shape. The biggest changes were done upstate, which had to eliminate a district due to Census reallocation.
  • Mark
    January 16, 2022
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    Here is my map proposal in geojson format. Thank you.
  • Joseph
    January 13, 2022
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    Has 8 Even Districts, 18 Democratic (in combined 2016/2020 PVI mode) 13 Majority-Minority Districts, according to districtbuilder.org (where I made it). Has a Population deviation tolerance of 5%.

Submitted Testimony

  • Amanda
    January 26, 2022
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    White Plains Meeting - Nov 8, 2021
  • Kirsten
    January 20, 2022
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  • LA KEESHA
    January 19, 2022
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  • Jenny
    January 15, 2022
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  • Hell's Kitchen
    December 29, 2021
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    New York County Meeting - Nov 10, 2021
  • Asher
    December 8, 2021
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    Final Statewide Public Hearing Meeting - Dec 5, 2021
  • Ahmed
    December 6, 2021
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    Statewide Meeting - Aug 15, 2021
  • Gregory
    December 6, 2021
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  • Fred
    December 6, 2021
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Archived Data

Below is archived written comment, testimony, and maps received by the Commission before the draft plans were released on September 15th, 2021.