Monday, April 9, 2012

APPROVED: Justice Department Approves Arizona's New Congressional Districts (link to map)

Two days ahead of its deadline, the U.S. Department of Justice has approved the new Congressional district maps for Arizona.  The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission announced the approval today in a short news release (the Department of Justice does not yet have it up on its website).

The controversial maps, which raised the ire of many Republicans, were submitted to the Justice Department for approval, required because of Arizona voting rights history.  (Arizona appears to be the 7th state to have its new Congressional maps approved by the DOJ.)  The maps can be viewed in many different ways and formats at the IRC's website - here is the statewide map, in pdf form.

Next up for the Department of Justice - Arizona's state legislative districts.  The deadline is April 30.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm! That map is about zero percent helpful in figuring out what district I'll be in! What's the point?