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Redistricting Daily Updates
The Redistricting Commission recently responded with an update that Virginia will not receive redistricting data files (needed for map-drawing) until late September.  This is in line with the information released from the Census Bureau in February.  The commission released a statement in response to this here. If you want to connect directly with the commission about this or other...
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When the Virginia Redistricting Commission begins to draw new maps, it will have to consider the varying needs and interests of different communities across the Commonwealth. One of these communities is the rural southwestern region which is considerably less dense in population than the eastern side of Virginia. The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and the...
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The Virginia General Assembly Special Session has ended, providing an opportunity for the Commonwealth to prepare for the many bills that were successfully passed. Among these is HB1890, otherwise known as the Virginia Voting Rights Act, which will be the first voting rights act in the South. This act may help bolster and protect underrepresented...
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The 2020 Census data is currently expected to be delivered to Virginia on or by September 30th. This will cause delays in when the Redistricting Commission can draw its map lines and when it can present newly drawn maps to the General Assembly. Additionally, two pieces of redistricting-related legislation, HB2082 and HB2324, were defeated recently by Senate...
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