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Senate sends redistricting bill to O’Malley

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has officially sent the state’s congressional redistricting map to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature.

The Senate took a final vote on Thursday to correct about 24 typographical errors in the legislation.

The House of Delegates passed the bill on Wednesday, a day after the Senate passed the measure.

Both chambers already had approved identical maps for the state’s eight districts for the U.S. House of Representatives, but the Senate needed to take the extra vote because of technical errors found in the bill.

The Senate adjourned shortly after taking the vote.

The districts are being redrawn for the next 10 years in response to the 2010 census.