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Utah's Redistricting Efforts

redistricting.jpgThe Utah Legislature, through authority from the state constitution, redraws district boundaries every ten years, based on the results of the most recent U.S. census.

According to the 2010 census, Utah's population increased by nearly 24%, which earned the state fourth U.S. congressional seat. In addition to redrawing the U.S. congressional districts, the redistricting process will also redraw state senate and house districts as well as school board districts.

You can learn more about the 2011 redistricting effort online at the Redistrict Utah website. Here, you can see various redistricting maps drafted by state legislators, learn more about the redistricting process, and see archived materials from the 2001 redistricting process online.You can also submit comments and try drawing your own redistricting map.

There are two upcoming Redistricting Committee meetings scheduled this week at the State Capitol. All meetings are open to the public and will be streamed live on the Utah Legislature's website.

If you missed any of the prior public meetings held throughout the state, you can read reports from and listen to meetings onlne. In addition, a Special Session of the Utah Legislature will convene beginning Monday, October 3rd to to address redistricting.

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