Updates to the ARP
The easiest way to keep up with updates is to follow the American Redistricting Project on Twitter @MappingAmerica.
Despite challenging conditions, a shortened deadline, and the layoff of census takers, the Bureau began counting people experiencing homelessness after reaching 95% of homes. A Healthiest Communities Analysis looks at the relationship between the coronavirus pandemic and the response rates to a shortened census.
Democrats seek to flip state legislative chambers in key redistricting states in North Carolina and Texas.
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments narrowed the list of 138 applicants down to 51 candidates for the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission. Governor Ducey encourages census participation as workers head into final stretch of counting Native and hard-to-reach populations.
Officials urge census participation as the deadline approaches.
The state’s top lawmakers encourage Latino residents to participate in the census.
The state’s new Independent Redistricting Commission held its first public meetings last week. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will hold a random drawing to replace a commission member who resigned.
Opponents to Amendment 3 allege it will dilute minority representation.
Montana is at risk of an undercount, the result of which could be the loss of a congressional seat.
The state’s census participation lags behind the rest of the nation.
Pennsylvania lawmakers may have less redistricting power in 2021 if a proposed bill becomes law.