Temporary Redistricting Commission
What is Redistricting?
Redistricting is the process of redrawing boundaries for political districts in the United States and is required by state law to account for population changes every 10 years following the federal decennial census to ensure equal representation.
New Board of Supervisors Districts Map
The Linn County Board Supervisors and the Temporary Redistricting Commission have approved a new redistricting map as part of the required redistricting process. The Supervisors’ approval on February 11, 2022 comes after the Linn County Temporary Redistricting Commission held a public hearing on February 8, 2022 and unanimously approved the map drawn by the Legislative Services Agency. The redistricting map will now be submitted to the Iowa Secretary of State for approval as required by law. Learn more about the new map.
A five-member Temporary Redistricting Commission was appointed by the Linn County Board of Supervisors on May 12, 2021, per state law. The Commission reviews Board of Supervisors districts and voting precincts in unincorporated Linn County, also per state law, to account for population changes since the 2020 Census. All meetings of the Redistricting Commission are open to the public.
Linn County currently uses Supervisor District Representation Plan three. Plan three provides for election from single-member equal-population districts in which the electors of each district elect one member of the Board of Supervisors who must live in that district.
The Temporary Redistricting Commission will use official census population data from the latest federal decennial census to draw precinct boundaries for unincorporated Linn County in accordance with Iowa Code sections 49.3, 49.4, and 49.6. City councils with more than one voting precinct will draw city precincts. This precinct information will be sent to the Secretary of State for approval. The Legislative Services Agency will then draw supervisor districts based on the precinct information.
The new Board of Supervisor districts will be in effect for the 2022 election.
Additional information about the responsibilities of Temporary Redistricting Commissions is available in Iowa Code section 331.210A on the Iowa Legislature website.
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Meetings are scheduled as needed. All meetings of the Temporary Redistricting Commission are public meetings. Agendas are available 24 hours prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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