Arizona Redistricting 2021
What is Redistricting?
Redistricting is the process by which new congressional and state legislative district boundaries are drawn. All United States Representatives and state legislators are elected from political divisions called districts. District lines are redrawn every 10 years following completion of the United States census. The federal government stipulates that districts must have nearly equal populations and must not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity. Here in Arizona, redistricting is done by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
What is the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission?
Where Can I Keep Up With What’s Happening?
You can go to the IRC’s web site Here where you will find information on the public meetings of the Independent Redistricting Commission, including agendas, public comments and meeting minutes, and as the Commission proceeds with its work, the maps produced by the Commission will be published on this website.
A 3rd party site, Fair Maps Arizona, is dedicated to educating Arizonans about the IRC process and to encouraging participation in this vital process in maintaining our democracy. FMA’s volunteers are providing the necessary education to ensure the success of the 2021 IRC process.
How Can I Make My Voice Heard?
Public comments are only accepted at the time of an IRC meeting. The comment period will open for a minimum of 30 minutes and remain open until the adjournment of the meeting. Comments will only be accepted electronically in writing on the form provided at the time of the meeting. The Commission’s meetings are virtual via GoogleMeets. The link(s) for viewing. and for commenting, can be found by going to the IRC’s website and clicking on the meeting link under UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS.