The grid maps have been published on the IRC website. They represent the first of three phases in which our 30 legislative and 9 congressional districts will be drawn. The grid maps divide the state into areas of equal population. They are the starting point for public reaction and commentary after which “draft maps” incorporating other criteria, such as communities of interest, natural geographic and municipal boundaries as well as competitiveness, will be drawn.
Public input on these maps will help determine the direction the IRC and its mapping consultants take in the next two phases. The first opportunity for public comment is on Sept. 29. Another comment period follows the release of the draft maps in mid-October.
The good news: They heard us - we are not grouped with Yavapai County.
The bad news: We have work to do to ensure fair and common-sense districts.
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IRC Hearings Info Session from AZ Dems
Sun. Sept. 19, 20, 22 and other dates, on Zoom.
Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/az_dems/event/415574/
Attend a public hearing
In-Person North Valley IRC Redistricting Public Hearing
Wed. Sept. 29, 4:00 p.m.
Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center
33606 N. 60th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Arrive early to check in and submit a request to speak.
The IRC is holding five additional hearings from September 21 - October 7.