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Colorado Supreme Court Limits Legislature’s Role in Redistricting

Independent redistricting commissions. You’ve heard about them. You may even have an idea of what they are. But the degree of “independence” as contemplated by legislators and advocates varies, and those variations show up in codification.

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'Differential Privacy' Heats Up Census Voting Debate

While we wait for redistricting data to arrive in August, there’s a little-known but hot-hot issue in the redistricting world: differential privacy, the system chosen by the U.S. Census Bureau to protect the privacy of census responses.

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A Case Study: Redistricting in Ohio

In the 2010s, the Ohio General Assembly took the unusual steps of putting redistricting reform measures before Buckeye voters—twice.

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Census Data Will Be Released Aug. 16: Are Alternatives Available in the Meantime?

Nearly five months behind schedule, the delays at the bureau have had significant impacts on states’ abilities to comply with their own redistricting deadlines. While these delays may provide states with new and unique opportunities to gather public input or make policy changes, the primary challenge states face is addressing the legal catch-22 many states find themselves in.

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Primaries On Our Minds: 2022 Dates and 2021 Legislation

With the 2020 election behind us and just a handful of odd-year elections in 2021, many elected officials, staff members and election experts are already turning their attention to 2022. That includes NCSL’s Elections and Redistricting team.

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Census Data Coming in Sept ... Wait, What? AUGUST!!!

Redistricting data will be available to the states in the last half of August. That’s the latest news from the U.S. Census Bureau, and it didn’t get the attention it deserves, so let me say it again: Redistricting data will arrive in late August, which means redistricting can start soon thereafter.

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Hurry Up and Wait: States Need to Prepare Before Map-Drawing Can Begin

The latest hot topic in the redistricting world is how states can get this decade’s redistricting done on time, given a six-month delay in the release of the 2020 census data.

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How Native American Communities Are Handled for Redistricting

Inquiring minds want to know: how are Native American communities handled for redistricting purposes?

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SCOTUS Won’t Stop Trump Plan to Exclude Unauthorized Persons From Apportionment

In an unauthored opinion in Trump v. New York, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether President DonaldTrump could lawfully and constitutionally direct the secretary of commerce to provide information to him about the number of undocumented persons so he could exclude them from the census apportionment base. As a result, Trump’s memorandum to this effect stands.

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California Circumvents Census Calamity

With the Census Bureau’s field operations delayed for months by COVID-19, thus pushing back the release of census operations (if Congress grants the bureau’s request), states dependent on census data are strategizing on how to mitigate the expected delays’ negative impacts.

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