The State's plan to not count prison inmates for purposes of redistricting will affect our own County Legislature boundaries. That could lead to even more carving up of the only two municipalities that can be split. That would be the City of Watertown and Town of LeRay which have populations in excess of the size of an average district....
The Town of Watertown houses a prison meaning a piece of the City may have to be added to District 11 to keep it the right size. Routinely the Town of LeRay with all its Fort Drum citizens is used to balance off population variations in the districts that border it.
There are 15 seats and by the time you get them all equal in population and protrect incumbents from primaries....well that involves a lot of slicing and dicing on the County's CAD system.
Watertown Daily Times Counties will have to follow suit with prison population change