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Reapportionment chairmen announce key dates for public input on redistricting

At least three public hearings will be held over the next couple months.

Maps on the Alabama Senate during a special session on redistricting. JOHN H. GLENN/APR
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On Wednesday, joint chairmen for the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment, Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, and Chris Pringle, R-Mobile, announced the timeline and meeting places to complete the congressional redistricting process.

The first meeting and public hearing is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the State House in Montgomery. To watch the meeting and the livestream use the link here and select room 200 under the location tab.

July 7 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit all proposed map plans to the reapportionment committee for consideration. There will be another meeting and public hearing on July 13 at 1:30 following this deadline. The Legislature has until July 21 to create a new congressional map following a three-judge district court order.

On June 8, the Supreme Court ruled in Allen v. Milligan that Alabama’s current congressional map diluted Black voting power, likely violating the Voting Rights Act and prompting the redistricting process. 

The House members serving on the reapportionment committee include:

  • Cynthia Almond, R-Tuscaloosa
  • Barbara Boyd, D-Anniston
  • Jim Carns, R-Birmingham
  • Steve Clouse, R-Ozark
  • Corley Ellis, R-Columbiana
  • Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa
  • Laura Hall, D-Huntsville
  • Sam Jones, D-Mobile
  • Joe Lovvorn, R-Auburn
  • Chris Pringle, R-Mobile
  • Rex Reynolds, R-Huntsville

The Senate members serving on the reapportionment committee include:

  • Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road
  • Lance Bell, R-Pell City
  • Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva
  • Vivian Figures, D-Mobile
  • Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro
  • Arthur Orr, R-Decatur,
  • Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook
  • Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville
  • Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro
  • Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham
  • Jack Williams, R-Mobile

On August 14, the three-judge court will hold a hearing on the legislature’s approved plan at the Hugo L. Black United States Courthouse in Birmingham.

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Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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