Significant Mapping Developments
Missouri released a proposed congressional redistricting plan.
New York’s redistricting commission submitted two sets of congressional and legislative redistricting plans to the state legislature, over the Republican commissioners’ objections.
Hawaii – 1/8: Commission’s court-ordered deadline to release proposed congressional and legislative plans
Maryland – 1/12: Governor’s deadline to submit proposed legislative plan to the General Assembly
Tennessee – 1/12: Tentative date for release of state House redistricting committee’s proposed redistricting plans
Pennsylvania – 1/18: Legislative commission’s deadline to make revisions to preliminary legislative plans
Connecticut – 1/18: Special Master’s deadline to submit plan to Connecticut Supreme Court
Current and former Black state legislators stated they intend to file a lawsuit challenging the Michigan Redistricting Commission’s final congressional and legislative districts as violating the Voting Rights Act.
New Jersey’s Supreme Court ordered the state’s congressional redistricting commission tiebreaker to provide a more detailed explanation for his final selection of the Democrats’ plan. A recent report detailing a history of Democratic campaign contributions made to and from the tiebreakers’ wife has sparked questions as to his impartiality while serving.
New York’s redistricting commission submitted two sets of congressional and legislative redistricting plans to the state legislature after the commissioners failed to reach a consensus on final plans and gridlocked along party lines.
Stakeholders criticized the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s preliminary legislative plans as failing to reflect the state’s rapidly growing Hispanic population.