REDISTRICTING

GOP-led panel to redraw North Dakota redistricting maps

BISMARCK, N.D. – Republicans will lead a new committee that will redraw North Dakota’s legislative districts this year. A redistricting committee of 14 Republicans and two Democrats was picked Wednesday during a meeting of Legislative Management, by a panel of lawmakers that handles the Legislature’s business between sessions. The lawmakers will draw an outline for legislative redistricting, which is done…

Hearing set for bill that keeps part of redistricting process secret

FARGO (KVRR) – A bill that would exempt drafts of legislative redistricting maps from North Dakota’s open records laws will be discussed by state lawmakers this week. The Senate Political Subdivisions Committee will hold a hearing Friday at 8:30 a.m. “Unfortunately, the bill allows legislators to hide their draft maps from the public by exempting them from open records laws”…

Bill would exempt draft redistricting maps from ND open records laws

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – An advocacy group wants North Dakota lawmakers to make the legislature’s redistricting process “open and accessible” to everyone. “North Dakota Voters First” is opposing a bill that would exempt draft versions of redistricting maps from state open records laws. Spokesperson Ellen Chaffee says the bill keeps early versions of legislative maps secret. She says that’s unacceptable…