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Alaska Redistricting Board February Update

February has been a busy month for the Alaska Redistricting office.  Below you will find a number of important updates about the redistricting process.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns you might have.

New Board Member

This week, the Alaska Redistricting Board welcomed its newest member, PeggyAnn McConnochie of Juneau.  Ms. McConnochie was appointed to the Board by Governor Parnell to replace Albert Clough, who recently stepped down to pursue employment with the State Department of Transportation.

You can learn more about Ms. McConnochie by accessing Governor Parnell's Wednesday press release

Redistricting Website

The Alaska Redistricting Board website is still a work in progress, but a number of significant changes have been made since its January release.  Visit www.akredistricting.org to access new features such as an interactive map, helpful redistricting links and archived documents from past redistricting efforts.

Census Update
Earlier this month, the Census Bureau began releasing 2010 Census redistricting data on a rolling state-by-state basis.

So far, the following states have received their data:Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington 

Next week's release will include Delaware, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina and Wyoming.  The Census Bureau is required to provide redistricting data to the remaining states, including Alaska, before the April 1, 2011 deadline.  

Once the data is released, the Alaska Redistricting Board will have 30 days to adopt a draft plan or plans and another 60 days to adopt a final plan. 

The official data release schedule can be viewed at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/ along with other important Census redistricting updates.  

The Alaska Redistricting Board is responsible for redrawing Alaska's legislative election districts every ten years after the federal Census.  For more information about the redistricting process in Alaska, please visit www.akredistricting.org

CONTACT
Alaska Redistricting Board
411 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 302
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-7499
Email: info@akredistricting.org

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