Latest Voting districts News

Legal fight poised over Indiana county's redistricting

Nov. 27, 2021 11:10 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A legal fight is emerging over the redrawing of local election districts in northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County. The Democratic-controlled County Council voted this past week to hire a law firm for a possible lawsuit against the new election...

Rural Nevada residents file lawsuit against new district map

Nov. 26, 2021 17:38 PM EST

Residents of a rural, Republican-leaning town that the Nevada Legislature split into two Assembly districts filed a lawsuit challenging the state's district maps. John Koenig and Gregory Hafen II, a Republican who represents Pahrump in the Statehouse, argued that the maps...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Local zoning drives high housing costs around Maine Municipal officials don’t have to answer to the people who can’t afford to live in their community. When people talk...

Idaho Supreme Court consolidates redistricting map lawsuits

Nov. 26, 2021 14:50 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two lawsuits filed against Idaho’s redistricting commission over a new map redrawing the state’s 35 legislative districts have been consolidated into one lawsuit. The Idaho Supreme Court in an order dated Tuesday said it granted the...

New maps spark debate over majority-minority districts

Nov. 25, 2021 10:40 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Adam Hollier is a lieutenant in the Army Reserves, a paratrooper, Detroit native, a Democrat and a Black man. He is also a state senator who represents a majority-Black district that stretches across the northeastern edge of his economically battered and resilient hometown....

Wolf signals readiness for congressional district map talks

Nov. 24, 2021 17:22 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday released the priorities for drawing Pennsylvania's new congressional districts given to him by the panel he picked, signaling that he is ready to start discussions with Republicans who control the Legislature. In...

Judicial panel upholds new congressional districts in Oregon

Nov. 24, 2021 14:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Following September's contentious redistricting special session in the Oregon Legislature, a judicial panel on Wednesday unanimously dismissed a challenge to new congressional maps pushed through by state Democrats. Despite accusations by...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Nov. 24, 2021 14:17 PM EST

Rome News-Tribune. November 20, 2021. Editorial: With redistricting does Cobb County become a 14th District powerhouse? Look for congressional elections to be a bit different under the reapportioned voting district map that will be in effect for the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 24, 2021 13:37 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: NC Republicans are becoming the party of bigots, insurrectionists and the cowardly who let it happen “This is not who we are.” Six relatively simple words. Why...

Gov. Pritzker signs new Illinois congressional map into law

Nov. 23, 2021 20:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Illinois' new congressional district map into law Tuesday, formalizing political boundaries drawn to help Democrats in next year's midterm elections, when Republicans are well positioned to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives....