Redistricting Across The United States
The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College presents one source to find information on redistricting in all fifty states. Scroll over a state to learn about its redistricting process, and click on a state to go to its individual page with more in-depth information and news coverage of redistricting in the state.
On Tuesday, the majority-Republican Arizona State Senate voted to impeach the chair of the state's Independent Redistricting Commission, Colleen Mathis. Republicans have accused Mathis, who is a registered independent, of being overly partisan and too secretive about the Commission's business. The party-line vote was 21-6 to impeach Mathis, the sole independent on the Commission.
Arizona’s dynamic redistricting process experienced several developments this week. On Wednesday, October 26th, Governor Jan Brewer threatened to initiate impeachment proceedings against members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) in a letter to Chairwoman Colleen Mathis. She gave the commissioners until Monday to respond to a litany of complaints and unless she is satisfied with their response, plans to begin the impeachment process next week.
Arizona's redistricting commission meets for the first time later this month as it reconstitutes itself to start the process of drawing new congressional and legislative districts for use in the coming decade.
The Hopi reservation sticks out like a sore thumb on the state’s congressional map. Instead of being in the same district as the larger Navajo Nation, which surrounds it, the Hopi land is connected by...