Latest Redistricting News

Wisconsin Assembly passes local redistricting delay

Jun. 16, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Redistricting of local political boundary lines in Wisconsin would be delayed a year or more under a bill backed by Republicans and local governments that the state Assembly passed Wednesday. Under the proposal, county board and local aldermanic...

Sen. Manchin proposes changes to Democrats' voting bill

Jun. 16, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin is proposing an extensive list of changes to his party's sweeping elections and voting bill, raising hopes among Democrats that they could unite behind the legislation even if the measure is nearly certain to be blocked by Republicans in a showdown Senate...

Georgia lawmakers begin hearings to redraw district lines

Jun. 15, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are kicking off the process to redraw congressional, legislative and other electoral districts, setting up a showdown between Republicans seeking to retain power and Democrats reaching toward a majority. The joint House and Senate...

Election delays in 3 dozen NC cities gets final lawmaker OK

Jun. 14, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 30 North Carolina towns and cities — Charlotte, Greensboro and Fayetteville among them — would have their local elections moved from the fall to early next year because of delays in census data in legislation given final General Assembly approval on Monday...

Lawmakers, state leaders fight over drawing precinct lines

Jun. 11, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill approved by the Massachusetts House would upend the process of drawing local precinct lines, setting off a political squabble that pits Democratic lawmakers against the Democratic secretary of state and local city and town leaders. Due to the...

Latino group sues to block Democrat-drawn maps in Illinois

Jun. 11, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats used inadequate data and an opaque process to draw new legislative districts, a Latino civil rights organization argued in the latest lawsuit seeking to block the maps from being used for statehouse elections over the next decade. The...

Redistricting committees named in West Virginia legislature

Jun. 11, 2021 04:55 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia legislative leaders on Thursday named the committees in charge of the state's redistricting process. Members of the Senate and House redistricting committees will host public hearings across the state this summer to hear feedback...

Rural legislators face loss of clout during redistricting

Jun. 10, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Sen. Jerry Klein’s legislative district covers a section of North Dakota that's bigger than Connecticut. Democratic state Rep. Josh Boschee says he can walk the entire length of his Fargo district in less than a half hour. While both...

Legislature nears delaying elections in some cities to 2022

Jun. 09, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — About three dozen municipalities — Charlotte and Greensboro among them — would see scheduled fall elections moved to early next year in legislation approved unanimously by the House on Wednesday that anticipates delayed redistricting. These are...

GOP leaders sue to block Democrat-drawn legislative maps

Jun. 09, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republican leaders filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging new legislative district boundaries that were drawn and approved by Democrats who control state government, saying residents were “robbed” of a fair and transparent process for creating maps that...