Significant Mapping Developments
State legislators released draft congressional and legislative redistricting plans in advance of their special redistricting session that’s set to convene on October 28.
Georgia Democrats released a proposed congressional plan that would give Republicans and Democrats an even split of the state’s congressional seats.
State Democrats released a revised congressional redistricting plan proposal.
Iowa’s LSA released their second proposed congressional and legislative plans. Legislators are set to vote on the maps during a special session convening on October 28.
Governor Hogan’s citizen’s redistricting commission released final proposed drafts of congressional and legislative plans for public comment.
Montana’s redistricting commission approved two final congressional plan proposals.
Governor Abbott signed congressional and legislative redistricting plans into law.
Utah’s advisory redistricting commission submitted its final draft congressional and legislative redistricting plans to the state legislature.
Governor Justice signed congressional and legislative redistricting plans into law.
State Republicans released their proposed congressional and legislative redistricting plans, but Governor Evers told lawmakers to start over if they want his approval.
Arizona – 10/28: Commission expected to vote on draft congressional and legislative plans
Iowa – 10/28: 2nd special redistricting session set to convene
Alabama – 10/28: Special redistricting session set to convene
Montana – 10/30: Commission expected to vote on final congressional plan
Ohio – 10/31 deadline: Backup commission’s deadline to approve congressional plan
Nevada – 11/1-11/5: Special redistricting session expected to convene
Georgia – 11/3: Special redistricting session set to convene
Michigan – 11/5 deadline: Commission plans to vote on proposed congressional and legislative maps
North Dakota – 11/8: Special redistricting session set to convene
South Dakota – 11/8: Special redistricting session set to convene
NRRT executive director Adam Kincaid penned a USA Today op-ed detailing how independent redistricting commissions don’t really end gerrymandering.
Boston’s acting mayor announced she will challenge the Census Bureau’s count of Boston residents, alleging undercounts of immigrant, incarcerated, and college student populations.
Michigan’s civil rights department told the state’s redistricting commission that their draft congressional and legislative plans violate the federal Voting Rights Act.
Voters at the next election will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would modify the state redistricting commission’s appointment procedures, vote thresholds for approving maps, and population bases used to redraw districts.
Ohio’s redistricting commission announced it will miss the October 31 deadline for approving a congressional plan, which will give legislators the map-drawing authority over new congressional districts.
The state’s legislative redistricting commission approved census data that reallocates prisoner populations to their prior addresses for use when redrawing congressional and legislative districts.
The state’s redistricting commission scheduled a meeting to consider how incarcerated individuals should be counted for redistricting purposes.
Former Utah Congressman Rob Bishop stepped down from the state’s redistricting commission after expressing frustration over the composition of the commission’s proposed plans.
Virginia’s deadlocked redistricting commission is poised to give up attempting to redraw congressional districts as well after missing their first map submission deadline.