SHELDON SILVER Speaker of the Assembly

Room 932 Legislative Office Building Albany, New York 12248 (518) 455-3791

January 25, 2012 Hon. James N. Tedisco 404 Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12248 Dear Assemblyman Tedisco: Attached you will find a map of the proposed Assembly District in which you reside. As you know, redistricting is required every decade based on decennial United States Census Bureau data and the New York State Constitution. The proposed Assembly District reflects 2010 Census data, as well as the final prison adjustment pursuant to Part XX of Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2010, which requires the reallocation of prisoners who were incarcerated in Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) facilities on April 1, 2010 to their home communities. In addition to the map, you are also receiving a demographic report that presents the information two different ways. The first presentation tabulates the racial information separately for those who identified themselves from a single racial group. This format is used by the Census Bureau in many of its publications. The second tabulation follows the method recommended by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ method provides information for those who identify either a single race or select biracial grouping. It is the recommended format for providing information to the Department by those jurisdictions subject to federal review under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The average population of an Assembly District is 129,089 – reflecting both the 2010 Census and statutorily required prison adjustments. The deviation cited in proposed Assembly District reports reflects the difference between the average total Assembly District population and that of the Assembly District proposal attached. The Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) will begin a second round of statewide hearings next week to gather public input regarding the proposed lines for both Senate and Assembly Districts. Upon the completion of hearings, modifications will be made to the draft plans and a final districting plan will be placed before both the Senate and Assembly for legislative consideration. Sincerely,


John J. McEneny Co-Chairman LATFOR

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