The redistricting process takes place as often as every 10 years and ensures each county precinct’s population is as equal as possible. Officials said the target population size for each precinct will be 1.18 million residents as the maps are redrawn.
In addition to population size, other factors considered throughout the process include language, culture, political affiliation and natural boundaries between communities, such as highways and bodies of water.
Harris County commissioners are encouraging community participation in the process. Local residents can submit feedback online and attend meetings in person or virtually. Upcoming meetings are listed below.
Sept. 29: Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis will host a public meeting at Texas Southern University Jesse H. Jones School of Business, 3100 Cleburne St., Room JHJ 113, Houston, at 6 p.m.
Oct. 5: Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. A location has not been determined as of press time.
Oct. 6: Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle will host a public meeting at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center, 611 Higgins St., Humble, at 6 p.m.
Oct. 7: Cagle will host a public meeting at the MET Church, 13000 Jones Road, Houston, at 6 p.m.