Aug 17 Effect on South Laurel of Maryland Congressional Redistricting Referendum now on Nov ballot - See Revised Congressional District Maps (2012)

Update 20012.08.20 
Wording of November 6, 2012 Referrendum 5 (and others)

On October 20, 2011, the Maryland General Assembly passed and Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law Senate Bill 1 to enact Maryland's 2011 Congressional Districts.

An Aug 17, 2012 court decision makes implementation of that law subject to a Yes-No veto referendum, that will now appear on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot.

On this interative map 
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Regarding South Laurel
  • Click the pop-up button for 2002 Congresional Districts to see how South Laurel has to date been entirely within District 5 (pink).
  • Click the pop-up button for Maryland 2011 Congressional Districts to see how the proposed law would split South Laurel across District 5 (pink), and newly interposed District 4 (cyan). 
Based on the proposed 2011 district maps -- in South Laurel some well-defined neighborhoods (such as some HoAs) would be divided across two congressional districts. It is not clear whether this is advantageous, disadventageous or neutral for those neighborhoods' representation in Congress.

More information can be gleaned from further scrutiny of these district maps.

NB: The maps show only federal, state, and county roads -- not privately maintained neighborhood streets.