Colorado Reapportionment Commission schedule summary and state legislative district preliminary map wrap

The Colorado Reapportionent Commission (charged with drawing our state legislative districts) has completed the final set of preliminary legislative district maps for Colorado, having heard public testimony in meetings in Denver from 31 May to 25 July and bringing the maps to a vote in committee.

The commission now takes the show on the road, traveling around the state to solicit additional public testimony and feedback on the preliminary legislative district maps, beginning Thursday August 4th and continuing through Thursday, September 1st.

For quick reference, a summary of the Colorado Reapportionment Commission travel schedule follows:
Salida (Aug 4th), Gunnison (Aug 5th), Montrose (Aug 6th), Grand Junction(Aug 6th), Aurora (Aug 8th), Golden (Aug 9th), Fort Collins (Aug 11th), Durango (Aug 12th),  Alamosa (Aug 13th), Trinidad (Aug 13th), Boulder (Aug 15th), Littleton (Aug 16th), Lamar (Aug 19th), Burlington (Aug 20th), Sterling (Aug 20th), Pueblo (Aug 22nd), Colorado Springs (Aug 23rd), Brighton (Aug 24th), Steamboat Springs (Aug 26th), Glenwood Springs (Aug 27th, Frisco (Aug 27th), Greeley (Aug 29th), Castle Rock (Aug 30th), back in Denver (Aug 31st), and Broomfield (Sept 1st).

(Details on meeting times and locations available here)

The preliminary state legislative district maps approved by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission may be viewed in their entirety via the following links:

Statewide House district maps (overview and detail)

Statewide Senate district maps (overview and detail)

Maps by Region (with commission votes, as approved):

Region 1 (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Las Animas, Mineral, Rio Grande, Pueblo, and Saguache Counties)

House 7-4   (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 1 House districts)
Senate 9-2  (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 1 Senate districts)

Region 2 (Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Elbert, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Otero, Phillips, Prowers, Sedgwick, and Washington, Yuma Counties)
House 11-0  (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 2 House districts)
Senate          (No Senate plans have been adopted for this region)

Region 3 (Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hindsdale, Jackson, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Routt, Rio Blanco, San Miguel, and Summit Counties)
House 6-5     (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 3 House districts)
Senate 11-0  (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 3 Senate districts)

Region 4 (Clear Creek, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Gilpin, Park, and Teller Counties)
House 7-4   (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 4 House districts)
Senate 8-3  (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 4 Senate districts)

Region 5 (Larimer and Weld Counties)
House 6-5   (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 5 House districts)
Senate 6-5  (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 5 Senate districts)

Region 6 & 7 (Region Six – Arapahoe and Denver Counties; Region Seven – Adams, Boulder, Broomfield and Jefferson Counties)
House 6-5   (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 6 & 7 House districts)
Senate 6-5  (Click here to view preliminary map for Region 6 & 7 Senate districts)

Additional references:

Additional information is also available on the Reapportionment Commission website.

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