Significant Mapping Developments

Kansas

The Kansas Supreme Court’s review of congressional and legislative districts has prompted the Kansas Legislature to reconvene on May 23 in the event new maps are needed.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s House redistricting committee advanced a congressional plan proposal.

Oregon

The Oregon Supreme Court sent a proposed ballot initiative to create an independent redistricting commission back to the Attorney General for a rewrite after holding the ballot title was insufficient.

Important Dates

This Week

New York – 5/5: Deadline for proposed remedial state Senate plans

New York – 5/6: Hearing before New York’s court-appointed special master

Next Week

New York – 5/16: Special master’s proposed congressional and state Senate plans

National News

2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau delayed the release of more detailed 2020 Census population and demographics data until May of next year, citing processing delays.

State News

Missouri

Missouri’s failure to pass a congressional redistricting plan has it facing lawsuits in both federal and state courts.

New York

A New York Supreme Court judge moved the state’s congressional and state Senate primaries to August 23. A federal judge denied a request by DCCC-backed plaintiffs in a last-ditch effort lawsuit to have the state’s struck down congressional plan used for the 2022 elections.

Ohio

Ohio’s Senate President appointed his replacement to the Ohio Redistricting Commission as the commission prepares to meet and discuss their fifth set of legislative plans.