Statewide redistricting hearing schedule set

FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, a lawmaker studies a district map during a joint select committee meeting on redistricting in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

RALEIGH — State legislators will hold public hearings in each of the state’s Congressional districts this month.

The N.C. House and Senate’s joint committee on redistricting finalized the schedule this week after receiving the needed county-level data from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

Filing for 2022 primaries is set to open on Dec. 6, meaning legislators will have approximately three months to complete the redistricting process barring any changes.

The public hearing schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 8

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, 6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, September 14

Forsyth Technical Community College, 4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth City State University, 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 15

Durham Technical Community College, 6:00 p.m.

Nash Community College, 5:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 16

Alamance Community College, 5:00 p.m.

Pitt Community College, 3:00 p.m.


Tuesday, September 21

Western Carolina University, 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 22

Central Piedmont Community College, 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 23

Mitchell Community College (Iredell County Campus), 3:00 p.m.


Tuesday, September 28

UNC-Pembroke, 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 29

UNC-Wilmington, 5:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 30

Fayetteville Technical Community College, 6:00 p.m.

According to a release from state Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), members of the public may sign up to speak on-site at each hearing beginning one hour prior to start time or via the General Assembly’s online portal.