Carl's Capitol Comments

Redistricting in final stretch


November 3, 2021

The Legislature will convene in special session Nov. 15 to finalize the redistricting process.

Legislative and congressional districts, by law, must be redrawn every ten years following the U.S. Census. This year, due to Covid, census data was delayed until August. Our state constitution requires the Legislature to adopt a legislative redistricting plan in the session following the Census. To accomplish that this year, we used American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates for 2015-2019. Once we received finalized Census data, however, we saw many of our districts were outside the margin of...

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