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You have two more weeks to voice your thoughts on the 2011 redistricting plans.

The commissioners of Dougherty County held a special meeting this morning to review the plan. Everything will be finalized at the next meeting on Tuesday July 26th.

It's taken the joint committee and state consultant Linda Meggers over a month to come up with the current draft.

The next time this will happen is 2021 which is why, they wanted extra time for public input.

"The voting rights act requires one man, one vote. We wanted to make sure that was the principal we adhered to. We made slight changes to this plan as a joint committee," said Dougherty County Commissioner Gloria Gaines.

The new plan will be put on the city's website where you can voice your concern electronically. Click HERE if you would like to see the city's new plan.