The first legislative redistricting map is out. The map was released on September 16 and three public hearings were held this week to discuss. The governor has called a special session to begin on October 5 for the legislature to review the maps. They can vote the first map either up or down (no changes). If a second map is voted down, a new one will be produced. If this second plan is voted down, a third map can be created, this time with amendments from the legislature. 1981 (the first year of this process) was the only time a third map was produced. In 1991 the first plan was accepted, in 2001 the second plan was accepted, and in 2011 the first plan was accepted. Congressional and legislative maps take effect in January 2022. School boards have until May 2023 to approve their maps and Community College Districts cannot begin until those are done and have a deadline of August 2023. We will continue to monitor this process and the special legislative session.