Legislative Apportionment Board sends House preliminary map of voting districts

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Legislative Apportionment Board sends House preliminary map of voting districts

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 4:33pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Friday, October 15th the Vermont Legislative Apportionment Board (LAB) voted 4-3 in favor of approving a draft map proposal for Vermont House legislative districts to send to local Boards of Civil Authority (BCAs) for feedback on the proposed district subdivisions. The draft map contains 150 single member districts, which is a change from the current map utilizing both single and multi-member districts.

The LAB convenes, as per state statute and the Vermont Constitution, every 10 years following the release of U.S. Census data, to configure districts for the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives with a goal of equal representation for all Vermonters.

As per statute, the LAB must provide a draft proposal to the BCAs of towns impacted by the House map redistricting. The BCAs may submit their feedback on the proposal to the LAB for consideration. That notification has gone to all cities and towns by email today. BCA feedback is due by November 15th.

More information on the proposed House district map, including resources for BCAs, can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at https://sos.vermont.gov/apportionment-board/vermont-apportionment-board.

The LAB must provide its final recommendation of one House and one Senate map to the Legislature by November 29, 2021 for consideration.

Members of the public interested in providing their feedback on the House district proposal are encouraged to do so at the meeting of their local BCA, or to the LAB directly either online or during future meetings, which are open to the public under Vermont’s Open Meeting Law.

Source: Montpelier, VT – Secretary of State 10.18.2021 https://sos.vermont.gov