ROCKVILLE, Md., September 2, 2010—The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants for one position on the County’s nine-member Commission on Redistricting. The position must be filled by Feb. 1, 201 1. The deadline to apply for consideration is 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15.
The Montgomery County Charter states that the County shall be divided into five Council districts for the purpose of nominating and electing five members of the Council. Each district shall be compact in form and be composed of adjoining territory. The new districts will be in effect for the 2014 Council election.
The Charter requires that the Council shall appoint a Commission on Redistricting. The Commission shall be composed of four members from each political party chosen from a list of eight individuals submitted by the central committee of each political party which polled at least 15 percent of the total vote cast for all candidates for the Council in the last preceding regular election. Each list shall include at least one individual who resides in each Council district. In addition to those appointees, the Council appoints one additional member of the Commission.
The Commission shall include at least one member who resides in each Council district, and the number of members of the Commission who reside in the same Council district shall not exceed the number of political parties which submitted a list to the Council.
By Nov. 15, 20 11, the Commission shall present a plan of Council districts, together with a report explaining the plan to the Council. Within 30 days after receiving the plan, the Council shall hold a public hearing on it. If within 90 days after presentation of the Commission’s plan no other law reestablishing the boundaries of the Council districts has been enacted, then the plan, as submitted, shall become law.
Letters, with resume, expressing interest in a position on the Commission on Redistricting must be received in the Office of the Montgomery County Council, 100 Maryland Avenue, 5th Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20850, no later than 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. It is the Council’s policy not to consider applications received after the deadline.
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