Redrawing Colorado's legislative and congressional boundaries was already going to be a race against the clock because of a monthslong delay in receiving data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But another factor could worsen the time crunch: counting prison inmates.
BLOOMINGTON (HOI) - Key decisions are expected to be made as soon as Thursday night on redistricting, a once-in-a-decade process potentially altering the McLean County Board's political makeup for years to come.
President Biden in his address to Congress on Tuesday called on lawmakers to pass a sweeping set of elections and voting reforms that hold the potential to reshape the U.S. political landscape, from how campaigns are financed to the laws governing the decennial redistricting process.
The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is leading an effort alongside a coalition of partners to provide training and resources to help underrepresented communities give testimony and legislative maps to the new Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC).
Voting rights groups are worried gerrymandering in a new round of redistricting could threaten voters of color, especially Black voters, following an election cycle that was highlighted by heightened minority voter turnout.