The Wyoming Legislature has launched a Webpage dedicated to providing the public with up-to-date information regarding this year’s legislative redistricting. A link to the web-page is now prominently
displayed on the Legislature’s homepage. You can access it by clicking here. The page provides the public with a variety of information including a Power Point presentation on the redistricting process, how the Legislature plans to successfully accomplish redistricting and a time-line of redistricting events.
In addition, the web-page will include draft redistricting plans, maps of the current House and Senate district’s population deviation from ideal based on 2010 Census data and a map of Wyoming’s population change by county. The redistricting page will also allow the public to submit comments on the redistricting process and proposed district boundary lines.
The purpose of redistricting is to redraw the geographic boundaries of an area from which people are elected as representatives to the Legislature. Under the state constitution, the Legislature is required to redraw state legislative districts prior to the first budget session following the U.S. Census to reflect shifts in the state’s population. The 2012 Budget Session is scheduled to convene in February.