For the first time in seventy years, Arizona will not be gaining any congressional seats following the U.S. Census. Unfortunately, Arizona’s population did not grow quite fast enough compared to other states.
Texas will be gaining two seats, and Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Montana, and Oregon will each be gaining one seat. California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will each lose one seat.
Although Arizona will not gain a seat, our state’s Independent Redistricting Commission will still be redrawing our district maps.
To find out more about the Census Bureau’s apportionment data click here.
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission will be hiring a mapping consultant to produce those district maps in the coming weeks.
As soon as the IRC announces their mapping consultant, Fair Maps Arizona will begin the process of hiring a different mapping consultant. We will then begin producing alternative district maps as a check and balance to the IRC’s maps.
Producing our own district maps is the best way for us to check the quality of the maps produced by the IRC.
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