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What does redistricting process mean for locals

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PROSSER, Wash. -- A Washington State Commission is redistricting legislative and congressional districts because of the census, and many locations could see some big changes.

Prosser would probably see the first change from any redistricting. Last week, four plans were introduced by the commission's members.

In each plan, Prosser would be moved out of the 8th district.

Benton County Auditor Brenda Chilton says voters will see the effects of any change, "and so when you have a district that your legislators don't necessarily, they're not your neighbors it's a little harder to stay in touch with them and stay in touch with the issues that are important to them."

Chilton also says there could be a positive impact in redistricting, with more districts being created within the county.

She says the additional districts could create more voices on issues that are important to people in the area. State commissioners will make their final proposals in November.

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