Colorado Reapportionment Commission approves the final set (Metro Denver) of preliminary legislative district maps
Colorado’s Reapportionent Commission (charged with drawing our state legislative districts) has completed the final set of preliminary legislative district maps for Colorado, revealing the six-county (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, and Jefferson counties) Denver metro area maps (following the previous week’s marathon session combining public testimony for Regions 6 and 7 on a single day).
The commission’s most recent meeting (18 July) discussed the preliminary district maps for state House and Senate districts for Region 6 (Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson counties) and Region 7 (Denver and Arapahoe counties) – public testimony on districts in those regions actually occurred a week earlier, on 11 July).
Interestingly enough, both sets of maps (House and Senate, for Regions 6 & 7) were approved on a nearly party-line vote of 6-5, with unaffiliated commission chair Mario Carrera casting the deciding vote in each instance, once with Republicans (for the House maps) and once with the Democrats (for the Senate maps).
Additional information is also available on the Reapportionment Commission website.
- Constitutional Provisions Controlling Reapportionment/Redistricting (state government website which collates relevant constitutional language on Congressional redistricting and state legislative reapportionment)
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