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'Don’t lessen our power' tribal voters wait to see how Arizona redistricting treats them

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s draft maps for both the state’s 30 legislative districts and nine congressional districts — which will be used for the next decade — weaken the influence that Native American voters will have on who gets elected.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Don't sweat the gripes of Pima County Democrats in LD 17 redistricting fight

Creating a safe Republican district in Pima County is a worthy trade if it makes way for a few competitive districts in the Valley of the Sun. ... Read more»1

Proposed Arizona congressional map could force incumbents to make tough decisions

Several members of Arizona's congressional delegation may have big decisions to make before next year's election based on the proposed boundaries of the state's new political map.... Read more»

With preclearance gone, redistricting in Arizona enters a new frontier

For the first time in decades, Arizona’s map-drawers are crafting the state’s new congressional and legislative districts without a key provision of the Voting Rights Act guiding their decisions, stoking concerns about representation for Latino and Native American voters.... Read more»1

Latino legislative districts taking shape in Az redistricting compromise

Members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will consider incorporating a proposal from a Latino political group that would create eight predominantly Hispanic districts into its legislative map. ... Read more»1

Arizona redistricting panel decides contours of northern congressional district

If the version of Congressional District 2 tentatively approved stays intact - the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission expects to approve its final draft maps either later this week or sometime next week - it would have major implications for two incumbent congressmen.... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission eyes successor to 9th Congressional District

The AIRC proposed a host of major changes to the latest iterations of its congressional and legislative districts at a day-long meeting in Phoenix on Friday, and will hold meetings every day this week except Friday as it attempts to meet a Oct. 27 deadline to approve its draft maps.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Az Redistricting Comission must draw fair districts that properly balance criteria, competitiveness

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is in the process of creating new boundaries for the state’s 9 congressional and 30 legislative districts - the state is depending on them to take into consideration its entire population and not be overly biased towards any group.... Read more»

Arizona tribes may get less voice in new congressional district

As the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission spent its second day adjusting lines on preliminary maps, Native American voters could find they have less say in who represents them in Arizona’s sprawling, northernmost congressional district.... Read more»

In first moves to draw political maps, Arizona redistricting panel eyes major changes

On their long-awaited first day of mapmaking, the five members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission proposed a raft of changes that would be dramatic departures from the current congressional and legislative districts.... Read more»

Arizona redistricting panel to make first changes to grid maps next week

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will begin adjusting its grid maps next week, the first time it will take an active role in drawing what will ultimately become the congressional and legislative districts that the state will use for the next decade.... Read more»1

Arizona Redistricting Commission approves starting template for new election maps

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has taken the first step toward redrawing the state's congressional and legislative districts with the approval of a "grid map" that will serve as its starting template.... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission chooses competitiveness metrics

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has selected the tools it will use to determine whether the new congressional and legislative districts it draws are competitive, one of the criteria the Arizona Constitution directs the commission to use when drawing new maps.... Read more»

Earlier census data release won’t affect Arizona redistricting

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the population data that states need for redistricting four days earlier than expected, but it won’t change the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s schedule for drawing new congressional and legislative maps.... Read more»

Redistricting commission aims for new Arizona election maps by late December

Arizonans will see final versions of new election maps shortly before Christmas under a schedule the Independent Redistricting Commission adopted, with the caveat that things could still stretch into January due to a pandemic-induced delay in Census data.... Read more»

New Census privacy formula could affect Arizona redistricting

A new effort by the U.S. Census Bureau to protect people’s privacy could make it harder for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to draw districts primarily composed of people of color that will withstand litigation under the Voting Rights Act. ... Read more»

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