Electoral Redistricting in West Virginia
A free public event focusing on electoral redistricting in West Virginia will be held at 7:00 PM in the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education on the campus of Shepherd Univeristy on Monday July 16, 2018. The information-based forum, which will include presentations by Delegate John Overington, Speaker Pro Tempore of the the West Virginia House of Delegates; West Virginia State Senator and chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles Trump; and Professor Robert M. Bastress, Jr., the John W. Fisher, II Professor of Law at the West Virginia University College of Law. The speakers will discuss how state level redistricting has been approached in the past, how those processes have changed over time, as well as the issues that will impact future redistricting decisions. An audience Q&A session will follow the presentations.
About the Civic Education Series:
The forum is part of the ongoing Civic Education and Participation Series that launched in Fall 2017 with several successful events at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education and Fisherman’s Hall in Charles Town. Previous events have focused on election security, voter registration policies in West Virginia, the duties of local elected officials, and issues relating to civic engagement and representative government. The series was developed through the cooperative efforts of the Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, Shepherd University’s Lifelong Learning Program, the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Branch of the NAACP, the Republican Party of Jefferson County, the Libertarian Party of West Virginia, and the Mountain Party (the WV affiliate of the U.S. Green Party).