Arkansas releases interactive redistricting maps

FOR THE SENATE AND HOUSE DISTRICTS OF ARKANSAS. THEY ARE DEVELOPED EVERY 10 YEARS AND SINCE BOTH WERE APPROVED TODAY. THEY ARE MOVING TO A 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND EM HOUSE REAFFECTING STATE REPRESENTATION DUE TO CHANGES IN POPULATION. THE DISTRIBUTION COUNCIL REDEFINES EACH DISTRICT EVERY 10 YEARS WITH SEVERAL FACTORS TO EXAMINE WHAT YOU HAVE IN IT AND YOU SEE THE POPULATION CHANGES. YOU MUST CONSIDER THAT YOU HAVE HOLDERS TO CONSIDER. UYO HAS SO MANY VARIABLES THAT COME IN. PRODUCING A MEANINGFUL MAP ACCORDING TO THE COUNCIL NEW MAPS HAVE MORE REPRESENTATION FOR HONEST MINORITY POPULATIONS SATISFIED WITH THE MAP THAT WILL BE P ON THE HOME SIDE. WE GOING FROM 11 MAJORITY MINORITY DISTRICTS TO 13 ANDS PART OF THIS WE WILL HAVE THE FIRST IN LARGE LATINO HISTORY IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DUE TO INCREASED POPULATION IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF THE STATE MANY DISTRTSIC IN OUR AREA WILL BECOME SMALLER . AS MORE RURAL AREAS LOSING POPULATION WILL GROW, WE TALKED TO THE ACLU OF ARKANSAS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC COMMENTS NOW THAT THE INITIAL DRAFTS ARE APPROVED EVERYONE VIEW THESE MAPS AND ANALYZE THE TSEHE MAPS FOR YOUR OWN COMMUNITIES AND SEE IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE REPRESENTED AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. THE DISTRIBUTION BOARD IS OPEN FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE WEBSITE. WNO AFTER THIS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS ENDED, THE COUNCIL MAY ACKNOWLEDGE AND PROVIDE A FINAL APPROVAL FOR THE MAPS, BUT THEN THERE WILL BE A 30-DAY PERIOD DURING WHICH LEGAL CHALLENGES MAY BE FILED. BUT IF ALL GOES WELL AND EVERYTHING IS APPROVED BY DECEMBER 30. THESE MAPS MAY BECOME OFFICIAL.

Arkansas: Here’s how to tell lawmakers what you think of the new legislative maps

A 30-day public comment period is underway

Arkansas lawmakers released proposed maps of new Senate and House districts on Tuesday. On the map links below, users can enter an address and see exactly which district they would vote in. Users can leave a comment on a portion of the map, which then becomes part of the public record. View Proposed Senate Map View Current Senate Map View Proposed House Map View Current House Map Maps also show each of the data demographics for the proposed districts. According to the council, the first majority Latinx State House district is included in northwest Arkansas on the proposed map. The number of districts where a minority community represents the majority of the district has also increased from 11 to 13. Why new maps? Each district is supposed to have roughly the same population as all the others. Boundaries are drawn by the Board of Proportion. The board is made up of three members. The current board is made up of Governor Asa Hutchinson, Secretary of State John Thurston and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, all Republicans. The council of apportionment redistributes only the senate and the state house. US congressional districts were decided by the General Assembly and the governor of Arkansas earlier this year. Timeline Public comments on the cards began Friday morning and will last 30 days. Hutchinson, Thurston and Rutledge will meet Nov. 29 to give final approval to the cards. .If there is no legal challenge, the maps will become official on December 30.

Arkansas lawmakers released proposed maps of the new Senate and House districts on Tuesday.

On the map links below, users can enter an address and see exactly which district they would vote in.

Users can leave a comment on part of the map, which then becomes part of the public record.

See the proposed map of the Senate
See the current Senate map
See the map of the proposed house
See the current house map

The maps also show each of the demographic data for the proposed districts.

According to the council, the first majority Latinx State House district is included in northwest Arkansas on the proposed map. The number of constituencies where a minority community represents the majority of the constituency has also increased from 11 to 13.

Why new cards?

The law requires the state to redraw its 35 Senate districts and 100 chambers every ten years, after the federal census. Each district is supposed to have roughly the same population as all the others.

Boundaries are drawn by the Allocation Council. The board is made up of three members. The current board is made up of Governor Asa Hutchinson, Secretary of State John Thurston and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, all Republicans.

The Allocation Council only redistributes the senate and the state house. US congressional districts were decided by the General Assembly and the governor of Arkansas earlier this year.

Chronology

Public comments on the cards began Friday morning and will last 30 days.

Hutchinson, Thurston and Rutledge will meet Nov. 29 to give final approval to the cards.

If there is no legal challenge, the maps will become official on December 30.

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