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Redistricting set to happen in Mississippi after new census numbers

By: Sarah Ulmer - July 9, 2021

It is expected that Mississippi lost roughly 6,000 residents in last 10 years, 0.2% of the population. 

Lawmakers are gearing up to begin the redistricting process in Mississippi after the results from the 2020 Census begin to emerge. The state did lose a portion of its population, only one of three states to do so.

Redistricting occurs due to population or demographic changes in an area. This can impact House, Senate, local, county and other seats.

Senator Derrick Simmons (D) sat down with Y’all Politics to discuss the redistricting process and how they plan to create the new maps.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state.