Stay Up-To-Date on Wyoming Legislative Redistricting
The Wyoming Legislature announced the launch of a new webpage Friday which is dedicated to providing the public with information regarding the 2011 legislative redistricting.
The Legislative Services Office (LSO) says the page provides the public with a variety of information and also allows the public to submit comments on the redistricting process and proposed district boundary lines. Other features of the new page include a PowerPoint presentation on the redistricting process, how the Legislature plans to successfully accomplish redistricting, a timeline of redistricting events, 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.
Information meetings will be conducted by the Legislature throughout the summer about the redistricting process according to a release. Tentative meeting dates and locations are available on the Legislature's website.
The LSO says 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.