|Published:||Nov 02, 2010 3:40 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Nov 02, 2010 12:41 PM EDT|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Two amendments that would set new rules for how legislative and congressional districts in Florida are redrawn every 10 years are being considered by voters.
Amendment 5 deals with legislative districts, while Amendment 6 addresses U.S. congressional districts. The amendments must get 60 percent of the vote Tuesday to pass.
The amendments would require that both legislative and congressional districts be compact, equal in population and make use of existing city, county and geographical boundaries. The amendments also would prohibit drawing districts to favor or disfavor an incumbent or political party.
But some black and Hispanic officeholders say the amendment would make it harder for minorities to get elected. Several minority groups disagree.
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