Wednesday, October 20, 2021

US Redistricting Update

As of Oct. 19th, 2021, Four States have adopted New Congressional District Maps following the 2020 Census and Six States have adopted New State Legislative District Maps. 22 States had adopted New Congressional District Maps, and 24 had adopted New State Legislative District Maps.

Here’s a Summary of recent Redistricting Update:

California: On Sept. 22nd, the State Supreme Court set a Nov. 15th, 2021, Deadline for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, to Release initial Draft District Plans. The Court also set a Dec. 27th, 2021, Deadline for the delivery of Final District Plans to the Secretary-of-State.

Connecticut: According to the Connecticut Constitution, the Reapportionment Committee was required to select a Map, which needed Two-Thirds Approval from both Chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly, by Sept. 15th. The Committee did Not meet this Deadline due to Delays in the Release of Census Data. Under State Law, the Committee was Disbanded because it did Not meet the Sept. 15th Deadline and was Replaced by a Reapportionment Commission. The Majority and Minority Leaders of both Chambers of the State Legislature each Selected Two Members to serve on the Commission. The Eight Commissioners will select a Ninth Member. The Commission’s Final Deadline is Nov. 30th.

New Jersey: On Oct. 5th, the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission announced it would hold 10 Public Hearings, Five In-Person, and Five Virtual. The First Virtual Hearing will be held on Oct. 23rd at 10 a.m. The First In-Person Hearing will be held on Oct. 26th at 6 p.m. The Second Virtual Hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 30th.

Nevada: The Nevada Committee to Conduct an Investigation into Matters Relating to Reapportionment and Redistricting held its First Public Meeting on Oct. 7th. Committee Chairwoman, Brittney Miller (D), said there will be at least Three Public Hearings. One will be held in the Reno Metro area, One in the Las Vegas Metro area, and another in Carson City.

Washington: In an Oct. 14th Press Release, the Washington State Redistricting Commission said Third-Party Maps should be submitted by Oct. 22nd in order to receive Full Consideration. Maps can be sent until Nov. 15th, but the Commission said “we notify the public of the suggested deadline only to ensure that Commissioners have the time to properly consider public submissions.”

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