Letter: Participation of LI minority voters
Coalitions, voter registration and turnout are critical factors to ensure that Long Island's minority residents will have fair representation in Albany, on county legislatures and on town boards after the 2020 census ["Coalitions, voter turnout key," News Column, Nov. 26].
Efforts to create new minority State Senate, county and town board districts failed recently because of low minority voting numbers and partisan gerrymandering.
Our legislative chambers will change to reflect Long Island's new demographics when minority registration and voter turnout is greatest.
Jeffrey M. Wice, Long Beach
Editor's note: The writer served as redistricting counsel to the State Senate and the Nassau County Legislature's Democrats. He brought a challenge earlier this year in federal court against the Town of Hempstead's redistricting.