Lawmakers seek public comment on proposed political maps

RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Lawmakers will seek public comment on the proposed new political maps Tuesday, as a September 1st deadline looms.

The new redistricting plan was released Saturday by the North Carolina General Assembly.

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Critics are already criticizing the plan for giving Republicans a political advantage.

But Republicans say the maps are fair and legal.

Federal judges struck down nearly 30 North Carolina House and Senate districts as illegal racial gerrymanders.

All hearings begin at 4 p.m.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (Caldwell County)
Building B, Room 104
2855 Hickory Blvd., Hudson, NC 28638

Central Piedmont Community College (Mecklenburg County)

Hall Building, Rooms 215/216
1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204

Fayetteville Technical Community College (Cumberland County)
General Classroom Building (GCB), Room 108
2817 Fort Bragg Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303

Guilford Technical Community College (Guilford County)
Medline Campus Center, Room 360
601 E Main St., Jamestown, NC 27282

Halifax Community College (Halifax County)

Building 100, Room 108
100 College Dr., Weldon, NC 27890

Legislative Office Building (Wake County)
Room 643, 300 N Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27603

Beaufort Community College (Beaufort County)
Building 9, Room 953
5337 US Hwy. 264 East, Washington, NC 27889

* The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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