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Redistricting commission votes on final plan today in Harrisburg

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission will vote on final plans over redistricting at today's public administrative hearing.

After two public hearings in Harrisburg, the culmination of the state legislative and congressional redistricting plans for Pennsylvania occurs today, Dec. 12 at the 3 p.m. public administrative hearing, where the Legislative Reapportionment Committee votes on final plans.

Neighbors has written about the state legislative plan's opposition in Haverford Township, led by State Rep. Greg Vitali (D), and how the plan will affect a portion of Lower Merion Township.

If the committee approves a plan that makes little adjustments based on testimonies from concerned representatives of Haverford and Lower Merion townships, Vitali's 166 legislative district, which encompasses all of Haverford Township, will lose its Wards 1 and 9 to State Rep. Nicholas Micozzie's 163rd district.

Lower Merion Township's Wards 8 and 14 will go to Vitali's 166th district if the plans go through.

Check back with Neighbors later today and tomorrow for updates on the 2011 Legislative Reapportionment Committee's decision.