How to Register for a Virtual Hearing

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is holding virtual hearings to gather input on their draft legislative and congressional maps. The testimony they hear will directly impact the final maps that will be drawn in December. This is your last chance to affect the district maps we live by for the next ten years.

We have put together this post to explain how a virtual hearing works and what you will need to do to speak at one:

  1. Register at the IRC website. Find the virtual hearing you wish to attend, and click the link to register.
    • The commission is adding links to their website the day before the hearing
  2. The commission will send you an email confirming your registration
  3. Download and install the Cisco Webex application.
  4. Test your microphone.
    • You will not need a webcam – the commission will not turn it on.
  5. When the meeting begins you will need to log in with the same name and email that you registered with previously.
    • If you do not log in with the same name and email the commission will not be able to unmute you to speak.
  6. Throughout the meeting an administrator will post the next ten speakers’ names in the chat.
  7. An administrator will announce the next three speakers’ names and unmute their microphones.
  8. An administrator will announce your name when it is your turn. You may then begin reading your testimony.
  9. You will be limited to two minutes. At the two minute mark your microphone will be turned off.
  10. Once you have finished speaking you may log off

Here are the four virtual hearing dates:

  • 10 AM Saturday, November 6th
  • 12 PM Friday, November 12th
  • 12 PM Friday, November 19th
  • 12 PM Friday, December 3rd
    • Maricopa County

We recommend preparing your testimony in advance by following our guide on How to Write Effective Community of Interest Testimony.

After you have prepared your testimony, you may send a copy to our Statewide Director Jay Wilson at jay@fairmapsarizona.org.

He will answer any questions you have about your current legislative and congressional districts, the commission’s proposed districts, and potential changes to the proposed districts.

This page will be updated when dates and times are clarified by the commission. For the most up to date information please go directly to the commission’s site.