Significant Mapping Developments
Hawaii’s Reapportionment Commission approved a congressional redistricting plan proposal.
The state’s joint redistricting committee released proposed state House and Senate redistricting plans.
The state’s advisory redistricting commission approved three congressional plans for recommendation to the State Legislature.
Vermont’s Reapportionment Board approved a state House redistricting draft proposal for public comment.
Arizona – 10/27 Deadline: Commission’s draft congressional and legislative plans
Illinois – In veto session until 10/28
Iowa – 10/21 Deadline: 2nd LSA proposed maps expected to be released
Montana – 10/21 Deadline: Tentative final map selection
Virginia – 10/26 Deadline: Commission congressional maps to General Assembly
Alabama – 10/28: Special session convenes
Iowa – 10/28: 2nd special session expected to convene
Montana – 10/30: Commission votes on final congressional maps
Utah – 11/1: Commission congressional and legislative maps to State Legislature
Redistricting commissions in several states have broken down and deadlocked amongst partisan squabbles and accusations of Commissioners acting in bad faith.
State and National Democrats are at odds over how gerrymandered the Illinois congressional plan should be. The NAACP and other voting rights organizations filed a federal lawsuit alleging several districts in the state’s enacted legislative plans are unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
Governor Hogan’s Citizen Redistricting Commission released their proposed congressional and legislative redistricting plans.
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee moved to intervene in the partisan gerrymandering challenge against the state’s enacted congressional plan, defending it as legal and fair.
A coalition of Latino civil rights groups and Texas voters filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State Legislature’s passed congressional and legislative plans as unlawfully diluting Latino voting strength.