TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A group trying to prevent gerrymandering says upcoming public hearings on redistricting are a "sham."
Fair Districts Now leaders said Tuesday that's because lawmakers won't present any proposed maps for citizens to comment on.
Voters last year approved a pair of state constitutional amendments sponsored by Fair Districts to prohibit drawing districts to favor incumbents or a political party.
Fair Districts also sent a letter to legislative leaders urging them to include maps, speed up the redistricting process and stop fighting the amendments in court.
The group also urged lifting a "gag order" against lawmakers commenting at the hearings.
A House spokeswoman said she was unaware of a gag order and that it would be inappropriate to draw maps before getting public
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Polling Place Distirct 1A
WALTON PARK RECREATION CENTER - 122 WALTON PARK DRIVE
Polling Place District 1B
ANDREW BELLE COMMUNITY CENTER - 1270 LAKE STREET
Polling Place District 2A
ROY DRIGGERS BUILDING (CIVIC CENTER) - 126 N. ST. ANDREWS STREET
Polling Place District 2B
WIREGRASS RECREATION CENTER - 620 6TH AVENUE
Polling Place District 3A
HOUSTON COUNTY FARM CENTER - 1701 E. COTTONWOOD ROAD
Polling Place District 3B
NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY - 1842 3RD AVENUE
Polling Place District 4A
DOTHAN UTILITIES COMPLEX - 200 KILGORE DRIVE
Polling Place District 4B
DOUG TEW RECREATION CENTER - 300 GARLAND STREET
Polling Place District 5A
WESTGATE RECREATION CENTER - 501 RECREATION ROAD
Polling Place District 5B
WESLEY MANOR RETIREMENT CENTER - 718 HONEYSUCKLE ROAD
Polling Place District 6A
VAUGHN-BLUMBER CENTER - 2715 FLYNN ROAD
Polling Place District 6B
WIREGRASS COMMONS MALL COMMUNITY ROOM - 900 COMMONS DRIVE