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Remapping bill clears Del. Senate

Members of the Senate have decided Delaware’s political mapping process should be done mostly out in the open.

The bill, which passed by a 21-0 vote Tuesday in Dover, makes almost every aspect of the redistricting process open to the public.

The once-a-decade process is required after every U.S. census to ensure the state is in line with federal one person, one vote requirements.

“I think it’s important that the actions that we’ve taken so far be made public and any actions that we take on this process from now forward be done in the public,” said Senate President Pro Tem Anthony DeLuca (D-Varlano).

But not every aspect of the process will be made public. Senators amended the bill to leave e-mail and regular correspondence from citizens to lawmakers about redistricting out of the public spotlight.

The measure now heads to the House.

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