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November 5, 2020

Independent redistricting commissions making final push for applications.

Applications for Colorado’s first Independent Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions close on November 10, 2020.

As of November 2, the Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission has received 349 applications, and the Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission has received 234 applications.  An overview document with demographic information about these applicants is attached, and posted on the commissions’ website.  Full listings of applicants for each commission are also available on the website at https://redistricting.colorado.gov/congressional_applicants/ and https://redistricting.colorado.gov/legislative_applicants/ 

The Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions were created by Amendments Y and Z in 2018.  The amendments anticipated at least 1,050 applicants for each commission, divided somewhat evenly among Democrats, Republicans, and unaffiliated voters.  Detailed information about the selection process is available on the commissions’ website under “Commissions.”

The 12 members of each commission will be selected from their respective applicant pools by a combination of random draw and review by retired judges and legislative leadership, after vetting by nonpartisan staff to ensure minimum qualifications are met.  This process will begin in January 2021, with the full congressional commission selected by March 1, 2021, and the full legislative commission selected by March 16, 2021.

Anyone interested in the redistricting process may sign up for our mailing list via a subscription link on the website.  Follow commission staff on Twitter @CORedistricting

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September 25, 2020

Independent redistricting commissions continue to seek applications.

September 25, 2020, marks the halfway point in the application period for Colorado’s first Independent Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions.  The applications opened on August 10, and will close on November 10, 2020.

As of September 22, the Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission has received 183 applications, and the Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission has received 109 applications.  An overview document for each commission with demographic information about these applicants is attached, and posted on the commissions’ website.  Full listings of applicants for each commission are also available on the website at https://redistricting.colorado.gov/congressional_applicants/ and https://redistricting.colorado.gov/legislative_applicants/ 

The 12 members of each commission will be selected from their respective applicant pools by a combination of random draw and review by retired judges and legislative leadership, after vetting by nonpartisan staff to ensure minimum qualifications are met.  This process will begin in January 2021, with the full congressional commission selected by March 1, 2021, and the full legislative commission selected by March 16, 2021.

Anyone interested in the redistricting process can sign up for our mailing list via a subscription link at the bottom of the website.  Follow commission staff on Twitter @CORedistricting

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July 24, 2020

Redistricting in Colorado starts soon!

Applications for Colorado’s first Independent Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions will be open beginning August 10, 2020.

We have launched a new website for all things Colorado redistricting: https://redistricting.colorado.gov/  Sign up for our mailing list for future updates.

Commission staff will also be tweeting @CORedistricting

We are currently soliciting comments about the redistricting commission applications.  The draft applications can be viewed at the above website, and there is also a link to provide written comments.  Written comments will be accepted through August 5, 2020.  Those wishing to testify in person about the applications may do so at a public meeting with commission staff:

Friday, July 31
10:00 a.m.
Old State Library, Colorado State Capitol

Social distancing practices at the Capitol will be followed for this hearing, and we encourage anyone wishing to testify to sign up in advance on our website.

Commission staff is also seeking partner organizations to promote the commission applications and encourage participation from diverse communities.  Please email colorado.redistricting2020@state.co.us if your organization is interested in partnering with us.