Arizona at low risk of gerrymandering in 2022: report
In a new analysis of possible gerrymandering ahead of the 2022 elections, Arizona is just one of seven states that were deemed at “minimal risk” of winding up with a political map with clear partisan bias.
Legal counsel fight was pivotal moment for last redistricting commission
When the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chooses its legal counsel, a decision that could come as early as Tuesday, it will pass a major milestone that sent its predecessor careening into partisan strife and acrimony a decade ago.
Redistricting commission narrows search for legal counsel
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chose four finalists to serve as its legal counsel, and in the process jettisoned the state’s procurement process, giving it wider latitude to choose the attorneys of its choice.
Redistricting commission begins potentially rocky process of selecting attorneys
At least on a preliminary basis, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will use the state procurement process to review prospective legal counsel, which would require it to do most of its work behind closed doors. However, the commissioners may also change course down the road and choose a different process that would give the public […]
Census data for redistricting will be available earlier than projected
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission won’t have to wait as long as expected for the census data it needs to redraw the state’s legislative and congressional districts.
Redistricting Commission chooses city council aide as executive director
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission made its first staffing decision and saw its first notable partisan split, hiring Brian Schmitt, chief of staff to a Republican Phoenix City Council member.
Finalists announced for redistricting panel’s top staffer
A Phoenix City Council aide, the head of a statewide regulatory board, an Arizona Commerce Authority vice president, a longtime staffer for elected officials or a former Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission staffer will be the executive director for the panel that will draw Arizona’s new legislative and congressional districts.
Redistricting commission selects finalists for executive director position
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has selected five finalists to be its executive director and will conduct interviews at its next meeting.
Redistricting commission hopes to make the most out of census data delay
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is trying to look at the bright side of an expected months-long delay in the census data that is needed before they can do their job of drawing the state’s new congressional and legislative districts.
Another delay in critical census data threatens redistricting
A newly announced delay in the census data states rely on to draw new congressional and legislative districts seems certain to push back the work of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which could leave Arizonans and the candidates they’ll be voting for waiting until after the new year to find out what districts they’ll be in.
Redistricting commission begins search for executive director
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission began its search for executive director, the first of several major hires it must make before it gets down to the business of drawing congressional and legislative districts.
Redistricting chairwoman says she has the tools to forge consensus on AIRC
Erika Neuberg is hoping her background, both professional and political, will serve her well as she embarks on a mission to reach maximum consensus on the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.