Here is how to get involved in Harris County's redistricting process

Harris County's precinct boundaries were last redrawn in 2011. (Courtesy Harris County)
Harris County's precinct boundaries were last redrawn in 2011. (Courtesy Harris County)

Harris County's precinct boundaries were last redrawn in 2011. (Courtesy Harris County)

The Harris County Attorney’s Office is co-hosting several public meetings in the coming weeks alongside county precinct commissioners to hear feedback from local residents about the ongoing redistricting process.

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.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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