September 15, 2021

New York State Independent Redistricting Commission Releases Initial Draft Plans and Fall Public Hearing dates and locations 

Please check out our website to review Draft Plans

Pursuant to Article III, Section 4(c) of the New York State Constitution, the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission (the “Commission”) will hold a series of fourteen public hearings across the state to receive feedback on its draft redistricting plan for state legislative and congressional election districts.

The Constitution requires the Commission to hold twelve hearings in the cities of Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, and White Plains, as well as the counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, and Suffolk. Two additional hearings have been scheduled in the North Country and Southern Tier regions to receive additional public feedback.

Further information regarding these hearings will be available on the Commission’s website, www.NYIRC.gov, in the coming days and weeks. Recordings of the hearings will be made available to the public following each hearing’s completion.

CITY/REGION LOCATION 

Buffalo: Wednesday, October 20, 4:00pm
Buffalo State College (SUNY), Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood AvenueBuffalo, New York 14222

Rochester: Thursday, October 21, 4:00pm
Rochester EOC (SUNY UCAWD), Multi-Purpose Room, 161 Chestnut Street, Rochester, New York 14604

Southern Tier: Monday, October 25, 4:00pm
Binghamton University (SUNY), Innovative Technologies Complex, 85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal, New York 13850

Syracuse: Tuesday, October 26, 4:00pm
Syracuse University College of Law, Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom, Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210

North Country: Wednesday, October 27, 4:00pm
SUNY Plattsburgh, E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, New York 12901

Albany: Monday, November 1, 4:00pm
University at Albany (SUNY), Page Hall – Downtown Campus, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, New York 12203

White Plains: Monday, November 8, 3:00pm
Haub School of Law at Pace University, Gerber Glass Moot Courtroom, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, New York 10603

Bronx County: Tuesday, November 9, 3:00pm
BronxWorks, Gymnasium, 1130 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10456

New York County: Wednesday, November 10, 3:00pm
Hunter College (CUNY), Cafeteria, 695 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10065

Richmond County: Monday, November 15, 3:00pm
Catholic Charities of Staten Island, CYO Center at Mount Loretto, 6541 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10309

Kings County: Tuesday, November 16, 3:00pm
Medgar Evers College (CUNY), Founders Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Queens County: Wednesday, November 17, 3:00pm
York College (CUNY), Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, New York 11451

Nassau County: Monday, November 22, 4:00pm
Nassau Community College (SUNY), College Center Building – Multi-Purpose Room, 1 Education Drive, Garden City, New York 11530

Suffolk County: Tuesday, November 23, 4:00pm
Stony Brook University (SUNY), Charles B. Wang Center, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, New York 11794

For additional information or questions, please contact the Co-Executive Directors:Karen Blatt (blattk@nyirc.gov)Douglass Breakell (breakelld@nyirc.gov)