As a result of Congressional redistricting, a number of municipalities have been severed off of Carbon County and will be voting in the new 11th U.S. Congressional district.

They include Beaver Meadows and Weatherly boroughs, Banks, Packer, Lausanne, Lehigh, Penn Forest, and Kidder townships.

Of the 51 total voting precincts and 38,362 registered voters in Carbon County, these municipalities have 15 of the voting precincts with 11,344 registered voters who will be voting in the new 11th district. The remaining 36 Carbon County precincts will be voting in the new 17th congressional district.

The new eleventh U.S. Congressional district includes Wyoming, Luzerne and Carbon, Columbia, Northumberland, Dauphin, Montour, Perry and Cumberland counties.

Gene Stilp, of Dauphin County who personally fought, argued and won the Pennsylvania Supreme Court case overturning the illegal legislative pay raise of 2005, won the Democratic Primary election and will challenge Rep. Lou Barletta in the upcoming general election.

To acquaint affected voters in the newly formed 11th Congressional district, the East Carbon County Democratic Club, which serves many of the 15 precincts in Penn Forest and Kidder Townships, will host a "Meet and Greet" event for the 11th Congressional district with Stilp, on Oct. 2, between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Dom N Ali's Restaurant on Route 903.

Also appearing will be Ron Rabenold, a candidate for the 122 Pa. legislative district, and Tim Seip, who is seeking the 29th Pennsylvania Senatorial district seat.

No advance tickets or admission costs are required for this event. Some light finger foods will be available complimentary. Attendees will be responsible for the menu food and beverages they may wish to consume. For additional contact information call 570 722 1527.