League of Women Voters of Nebraska
The Nebraska legislature is responsible for redistricting for the following offices:
The Nebraska Legislature’s Redistricting Committee is meeting under the rules of LR 34 – the guidelines to be used by the Legislature during the 2021 redistricting process and AM 1472. Under the guidelines:
Population data from the 2020 United States Census will be used for purposes of redistricting.
When feasible, district boundary lines shall coincide with the boundaries of cities and villages. If a county, city, or village must be divided, the division shall be made along clearly recognizable boundaries, as described by census geography.
In drawing district boundaries, no consideration shall be given to the political affiliations of registered voters, demographic information other than population figures, or the results of previous elections.
District boundaries that would result in the unlawful dilution of the voting strength of any minority population shall not be established.
The general goal of the redistricting process shall be the creation of districts that are substantially equal in population.
The maximum population deviation between Congressional seats can be no more than 1%.
The maximum population deviation for Nebraska legislative and other district seats may be no more than 10%.
The Nebraska Legislature Redistricting Committee is now meeting. Below are the nine members of the Redistricting Committee. As a citizens of Nebraska, we encourage you to reach out to members of the committee to make sure your voice is heard.
Members of the public will have the chance to testify in front of the redistricting committee to make sure their voices are heard. For more details as to dates, locations and times, visit our TAKE ACTION page.
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