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.