Lawmakers look for public input on redistricting

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- State lawmakers are drawing up plans for redrawing Congressional districts.

The Palmetto State picked up a new Congressional Seat after the 2010 census showed the population is growing.

Lawmakers announced they will hold a series of public meetings to get input about redrawing the district lines.

One will be held in Columbia Tuesday April 5 at 6:30 in the Gressette Building.

Senators Brad Hutto asked two additional meetings be added in Sumter and Orangeburg to reach out to the rural areas to get more input.

"What we are trying to learn from them is do they have any suggestions of communities of interest things that they think ...would be conducive to them being in the same district with another population that is nearby as opposed to not being in the same district," Hutto said.

Lawmakers need that plan in place for the 2012 elections.

Find out more about the meetings and redistricting here.