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Legislative redistricting modification

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About 200 voters in Precincts 3 and 10 could get a new legislative district

  State Rep. Jessica Giannino (D-Revere), whose district includes Precincts 3 and 10 in Saugus, could be losing about 200 of her constituents soon. Those voters, who are currently in the 16th Suffolk House District, could wind up in Precinct 8, which is part of the Ninth Essex House District that state Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus) represents.

  Town Clerk Ellen Schena told selectmen at last week’s (Dec. 6) meeting that those 200 voters from Precincts 3 and 10 “are going to be dissolved into Precinct 8” – one of the eight Saugus precincts that are part of Wong’s district.

  This is all part of a pending legislative redistricting modification plan that is expected to become official later this month.

  Selectman Debra Panetta wanted to know whether the voters would be notified. “After the state updates this and they give me the list, I have to send postcards out to the heads of households,” Schena said.

  She noted that there are changes in other precincts as well.

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