Ivey plans special session this month on redistricting

Alabama Politics

By KIM CHANDLER
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is calling a special session later this month for lawmakers to draw new legislative and congressional district lines.

In a Thursday letter to lawmakers, Ivey said the special session will begin Oct. 28. Lawmakers draw new district lines every 10 years after census numbers are released. Sen.

Jim McClendon says legislators are still working on maps that will be voted on during the special session. He says they are trying to accommodate both population changes and requests from legislators.

Meanwhile, a new lawsuit contends the current congressional districts are “racially gerrymandered” to limit Black voters’ influence in all but one district.

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10/14/2021 6:55:27 PM (GMT -5:00)

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