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Alaska Redistricting Board June 18, 2013 11:06 AM

Alaska Redistricting Board Mapping Work Sessions The Alaska Redistricting Board will hold Mapping Work Sessions at the Anchorage office, 411 West 4th Avenue, Suite 302 from 8:00AM until 5:00PM on the following days:

June 12th, 2013,
June 13th, 2013,
June 14th, 2013,
June 15th, 2013
June 16th, 2013
June 17th, 2013
June 18th, 2013
June 19th, 2013
and June 20th, 2013.

This schedule may be subject to change. Notice of change will be provided.
If you have questions call the Alaska Redistricting Office at 907/269-7402.

 

June 7, 2013 UPDATED JUNE 17, 2013

 

Alaska Redistricting Board Invites

Public Input, Adopts Work Schedule

The Alaska Redistricting Board today voted unanimously to solicit public input and approve a schedule to work toward the adoption of a new Hickel Plan.

WORK SCHEDULE

During the time period of June 13 to June 20, Board members and staff will hold daily work sessions at the Alaska Redistricting Office (411 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 302, Anchorage, AK 99501). The purpose of the work sessions will be to create draft Hickel Plans for the Board to consider, in accordance with the recent Superior Court directive.

To assist the Board in its work, the public is invited to submit comments via:

SUBMISSION OF PLANS

Any individual, group, or organization wishing to submit a proposed Hickel Plan for the Board to consider must do so no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Hickel Plans are to be drawn based solely on the requirements of the Alaska Constitution and without any consideration to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

Submissions can be dropped off in person to the Alaska Redistricting Office or emailed to info@akredistricting.org.

ALASKA REDISTRICTING BOARD WORK SESSION

 
The Alaska Redistricting Board will hold a work session June 21, 2013 from 10:00AM until 4:00PM at their conference room at 411 West 4th Avenue, Suite 302.

ALASKA REDISTRICTING BOARD MEETING

 
The Alaska Redistricting Board will hold a board meeting June 21, 2013 from 12:00PM (noon) until 1:00PM at their board room at 411 West 4th Avenue, Suite 302. The Board meeting will be teleconferenced. To listen call in at 1-855-463-5009 or streaming on AKL.TV. The Board intends to review the draft Hickel Plans created during the work sessions and also finalize the list of submitted third-party plans it will be considering.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND PLAN PRESENTATIONS

The Board intends to hold public hearings in the following locations to solicit general comments and receive presentations on any third-party plans submitted prior to the Friday, June 21 deadline:

  • Anchorage (June 28, 2013)
  • To be held at the Anchorage LIO from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Testimony will be taken in person and by teleconference 1-855-463-5009
  • Fairbanks (July 1, 2013)
  • To be held at the Fairbanks LIO from 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Testimony will be taken in person and by teleconference 1-855-463-5009
  • Juneau (July 2, 2013)
  • To be held in the Beltz Room, Capitol Building from 12:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Testimony will be taken in person and by teleconference 1855-463-5009

Any individual, group or organization wishing to present their submitted Hickel Plans at these hearings is required to provide reasonable advance notice to Board staff by:

ADDITIONAL BOARD MEETINGS

The Alaska Redistricting Board intends to hold a meeting at its Anchorage office on
July 5, 2013 at 11:00AM ,
July 6, 2013 at 10:00AM and
July 7, 2013 at 10:00AM,
July 8, 2013 ( time to be announced) J
July 9, 2013 (time to be announced)
July 10, 2013 (time to be announced),
July 11, 2013 (time to be announced) and
July 12, 2013 (time to be announced, to adopt a final Hickel Plan.

All board meetings will be teleconferenced at 1-855-463-5009 and streamed at AKL.TV .

The Board's schedule thereafter is dependent upon the status of Section 5 of the VRA, which will determine if the Board's adopted Hickel Plan becomes the new final plan or whether further changes must be made to balance Alaska constitutional requirements with the requirements of the VRA, in accordance with the Hickel Process.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

The Board's adopted timeline shall remain flexible to account for unforeseen conflicts including, but not limited to, the travel schedule of Board members and availability of public hearing locations. The Board will provide timely updates of any scheduling changes.

The Board's web calendar (available at www.akredistricting.org) will be updated no later than June 13 to reflect the schedule of work sessions, Board meetings, public hearings, and submission deadlines outlined above.

The full public hearing and Board meeting schedule including start times, end times, and venues will be properly noticed as soon as those details have been determined.

 

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