The exact location of Oahu's new voting districts will be revealed at the end of February. On Wednesday night, many residents lined up to have a say in exactly where those lines go.
Oahu has a lot of people, nearly 850,000 -- according to Hawaii's reapportionment commission.
Those people will be lumped together in groups of nearly 50,000 to make up a Senate district; just over 24,000 for each House district.
But the commission is running into problems because the numbers don't add up for some communities.
On the latest redistricting maps, Newtown would be divided into more than one district and that doesn't sit well with some residents.
"By splitting newtown our community will be significantly weakened in the two new districts," said Aiea resident Ed Gayagas.
The boundaries are only on maps but residents said they would still add hurdles to getting help when problems arise in their neighborhood.
"When there is an issue that affects the entire community, we are going to have to deal with two different lawmakers," said Newtown resident Margaret Davis.
Some residents also took issue with the number of people the commission used to come up with the districts. Well over 100,000 people are removed from the total, including members of the military stationed in Hawaii with their families or out-of-state students studying in the islands.
"I regard these people as members of our community and should be included in any population counts of our legislative seats," said St. Louis Heights resident Michael Palcic.