Redistricting Process: Legislative
Population Change (since 2000): 122,639
Governor: Haley Barbour (R)
Members of Congress: 3R, 1D
Party Control: Split
2008: 43% Obama, 56% McCain
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New Districts by Party Representation
2010 Redistricting Changes:
Redistricting Process: For redistricting, the legislature must approve a plan within sixty days of the end of its second session following the census. If it fails to pass a plan, the governor is constitutionally bound to call a special session for the express purpose of redistricting. If the legislature still fails to approve a plan, a five-member commission will create and enact a plan. This commission is chaired by the chief justice of the state supreme court, and includes the attorney general, the secretary of state, the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate. They must reach a decision within 180 days. While the governor may veto plans passed by the legislature, any plan that the commission approves automatically becomes law.
Governor: Republican Haley Barbour
Legislature: Democrats control both chambers.
Number of Congressional Seats in 2011: 4 (no change from 2010)
2011 Ideal District Population: 741,824