Updates to the ARP
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After a federal judge ordered the Census Bureau to continue visiting homes for another month, the Justice Department appealed the ruling. Secretary Ross announced that the Census will end on October 5th, despite the judge’s order. The administration wants to meet the statutory deadline of December 31st.
Former President Obama emphasized the importance of down ballot races as they relate to redistricting.
Two applicants to be the independent chairman on the state’s redistricting commission showed support for Republican candidates.
A circuit judge struck down the law that prevented a redistricting-related ballot measure from going before voters in November. The measures are still dead for 2020.
Officials look to close the gap of undercounted populations.
Governor Pritzker urges residents of southern Illinois to participate in the census.
Ballots sent to two counties had incorrect redistricting language.
The census court battle could have lasting implications.
Democrats are divided over the bipartisan redistricting amendment.
The state has achieved a 99.9% response rate to the census.