Significant Mapping Developments
On Monday, the State Legislature convened for a two-week long special session to adopt congressional and legislative redistricting plans.
Colorado – 9/15 deadline for Congressional Commission to release 2nd staff plan (if necessary)
Connecticut – 9/15 deadline for legislature to adopt congressional and legislative plans
Idaho – Release of first proposed congressional and legislative plans prepared for this week
Iowa – Legislative Services Agency to release draft congressional and legislative plans on September 16
Indiana – Special Session to convene on September 20
Maine – Release of draft congressional and legislative plans prepared for this week
Michigan – Commission aims to complete draft Congressional and state House maps by September 15th and 22nd, respectively
New York – Release of draft congressional and legislative plans prepared for this week
Ohio – 9/15 deadline for Legislative Commission to release 2nd staff plan
Oregon – Special session to convene on September 20
Virginia – Commission’s goal is to provide statewide maps next week
Next Two Weeks
Arkansas – Special session expected to convene on 9/29
Colorado – 9/23 deadline for congressional staff plan; 9/28 deadline for Congressional final plan adoption and Supreme Court submission
Maine – 9/26 deadline for commission’s congressional and legislative plans
Oregon – 9/27 deadline for Legislative Assembly’s final legislative plans
State lawmakers are scheduled to return on September 29th to tackle congressional redistricting.
Republicans see redistricting in Georgia as an important factor in their path back to a Congressional majority.
Iowa’s Governor announced a special legislative session will be convened on October 5 to vote on legislative and congressional plans, and the Iowa Supreme Court approved a December 1 deadline to complete the process.
Various Michigan public interest groups are calling for the resignation of two members on the independent redistricting commission, citing their public support for the Democratic party and its candidates.
The state’s redistricting commission is planning to release its draft congressional and legislative plans next week.
Governor Tom Wolf issued an executive order creating a new panel of experts to advise him on the state’s creation and adoption of a congressional redistricting plan.
Virginia’s redistricting commission scrapped its regional mapping approach and now says it aims to provide statewide maps next week.
The Wyoming Legislature launched a redistricting webpage that will provide the public with updates throughout the legislative redistricting process.