Illinois – Redistricting reform in Illinois will soon get a decision from a court on whether a proposed 11 member redistricting commission can be submitted to voters as a ballot initiative for an up or down vote. Listen to this local ABC news station interview a representative from the reform group behind the ballot measure on […]
Colorado – The State’s Supreme Court has thrown out two constitutional ballot measures that would have changed how Colorado draws its congressional and state legislative maps. A 4-3 decision ruled that the measures were in violation of the state constitution’s “single-subject” rule. The measures would have established a 12- member nonpartisan commission to redraw congressional and state […]
Illinois: A battle over a referendum to install an independent redistricting commission has ensued in Illinois. Reformers are running up against staunch opposition to a plan to that would create a bi-partisan redistricting commission. Read more.
Richmond– A bill that would require Virginia legislators to redistrict without using political data was stuck down in a House subcommittee Thursday. Senate Bill 840, which passed the Va. senate unanimously, was tabled in the Elections subcommittee of the House Committee on Privileges and Elections. Read more here.