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Redistricting begins in Georgia Nov. 3 with special legislative session

A collection of maps. Image by Annie Spratt via Unsplash.

The redistricting season officially opens in Georgia in November, the day after Georgians go to the polls to cast ballots in some 1,600 municipal elections.

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a proclamation late Thursday to convene a special session on Nov. 3 on redistricting. The session also will deal with other policy and procedural issues.

The process is expected to be arduous — if not politically divisive. The Republican-led legislature will set about redrawing maps in a state that’s decidedly less white, more ethnically diverse and more likely to live in a Craftsman bungalow in Atlanta’s Inman Park than a rural brick ranch in Albany.

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