The Board will meet on Friday, September 17 at 9am at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. A Board agenda and packet will be posted on the official Alaska Public Notice system.
The Board is pleased to highlight our web-based redistricting tool which allows anyone with a browser and connectivity to try their hand at drawing new legislative districts. The system uses a paint-brush method to color in each district with 1 of 40 colors.
Reports are posted on 2020 Census data. Compare 2010 to 2020 precinct populations statewide and see how the current house district populations compare to the new ideal district size of 18,335.
Today the Alaska Redistricting Board received legacy-formatted PL 94-171 Redistricting data electronically from the United States Census Bureau.
The Census announced on Aug 5th that legacy-formatted redistricting data will now be published Thursday, August 12, four days earlier than the previously announced August 16 target date.
The Board has executed a contract with seasoned Voting Rights Act consultant Bruce Adelson who will be assisted by Dr. Jonathon Katz and Dr. Douglas Johnson. In the 2011 cycle, Mr. Adelson provided VRA expertise to the Alaska Division of Elections.
Alaska's resident population as of April 1, 2020 was 733,391 which means the target population for each of Alaska's 40 House districts will be 18,335 for the coming redistricting cycle.
On April 1, the U.S. Census notified the Board that Redistricting data will be available the 3rd week of August in a "legacy format", weeks earlier than the previous Sept 30 deadline.
In public meetings on Dec. 29 and Jan. 26 the Board unanimously adopted a revised procurement code and suite of open meetings, records, compensation and travel policies.
Today the Alaska Redistricting Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter Torkelson as Executive Director and TJ Presley as Deputy Director.