Gov. Kay Ivey Schedules Special Legislative Session on Redistricting

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Gov. Kay Ivey has announced the date for a new special session of the Alabama Legislature on redistricting.

By law, district lines for legislative districts, U.S. House districts and state school board districts must be redrawn every ten years following a census so that the districts reflect an equal number of Alabama residents.

Gov. Ivey has called the legislature into special session effective Thursday, Oct. 28.

Read Gov. Kay Ivey’s Letter to Alabama Lawmakers

Sen. Jim McClendon (R-Springville) says legislators are still working on maps that will be voted on during the special session. He says they are trying to accommodate both population changes and requests from legislators.

Meanwhile, a new lawsuit contends the current congressional districts are “racially gerrymandered” to limit Black voters’ influence in all but one district.

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