AFFR Submits Changes to Plans

At the invitation of the Alaska Redistricting Board, Alaskans For Fair Redistricting (AFFR) Tuesday submitted revisions to the plans it presented May 6 and March 31. The board invited all the private groups that had previously submitted plans to make changes and provide additional information in light of updates to Voting Rights Act standards for the creation of Alaska Native districts as outlined by Dr. Lisa Handley on May 17.

AFFR’s May 24 Second Adjusted Plan makes changes in the May 6 Adjusted Plan in order to increase the Voting Age Population (VAP) percentages in House Districts 2 (rural Southeast) and 38 (Interior villages), and Senate District R (Bristol Bay/Aleutians/Kodiak).

AFFR’s May 24 Alternative to Original 3-31 Plan makes changes to AFFR’s original plan submitted March 31 in order to create an additional Senate district in the Aleutians/Kodiak area in which Alaska Natives would have the opportunity to elect a candidate of choice.

Click on the links below to download maps and spreadsheets for the revised plans:

  1. spreadsheet with numbers for Second Adjusted Plan and Alternative to 3-31 Plan
  2. maps of AFFR Second Adjusted Plan
  3. maps of AFFR Alternative to Original 3-31 Plan

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AFFR presents adjusted plan to the Alaska Redistricting Board

Alaskans For Fair Redistricting has released an adjusted statewide redistricting plan. This new plan and maps will be presented to the Alaska Redistricting Board on May 6 at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. This will be the last day the Redistricting Board will hear public testimony regarding the plans.

A public hearing and comment period will take place on May 6 from 2 pm to 6 pm. Testimony can be given at any of the LIO locations statewide. If you can’t make it to an LIO in person, testimony will be taken by teleconference at 1-855-463-5009. This is your LAST chance to comment on the proposed plans.

AFFR’s new statewide map is below. Greater detail on maps can be found here.

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Alaska Redistricting Board sends instructions for participating in May 6 teleconference

The Alaska Redistricting Board sent out the following update about its statewide teleconference on Friday, May 6 to its email list subscribers on Monday. This is your last chance to submit comments or plans to the board before it finalizes its plan. Maps and other relevant documents are available for download at www.akredistricting.org.

Public Hearing Update: Statewide Teleconference Instructions

Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Redistricting Board is currently holding public hearings in communities across the state to solicit public comment on the draft plans that were adopted on April 13, 2011. The full schedule of public hearings is available for download at http://www.akredistricting.org

In addition, the Board will hold a statewide teleconference on May 6, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via the Legislative Information Office (LIO) network.

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Public testimony update from Fairbanks

Tuesday, April 19 —

The Alaska Redistricting Board held a public hearing in Fairbanks Tuesday to discuss its two draft redistricting plans. Though there were some comments in favor of the plans, most seemed unhappy with the inclusion of Ester and Goldstream into rural District 6. Simply put, a senate district that includes Southeast, rural Interior and urban Interior is not socioeconomically integrated, not compact and not contiguous.

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Redistricting board’s plans for Anchorage criticized at hearing

Tuesday, April 19 —

The Alaska Redistricting Board went into overtime Monday night to listen to complaints about its draft proposals for Anchorage’s new legislative boundaries.

At the first of a series of 33 public hearings around the state, a stream of Anchorage residents raised various objections to the board’s proposals, which were adopted last Wednesday. Continue reading

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Public meetings schedule announced through Friday, May 6

The Alaska Redistricting Board sent an email last week with the full outline of its public meeting schedule through May 6. The board will be soliciting public input on its proposed redistricting plans for the state of Alaska. Please click through here to view the full schedule. If you’d like to testify or need information about how the Alaska Redistricting Board’s proposed maps impact your area, please email us at akfairredistricting@gmail.com.

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Alaska Redistricting Board maps for Anchorage and Fairbanks

The following maps show the Alaska Redistricting Board’s two proposed options for Anchorage and Fairbanks legislative districts. The board’s proposed districts are shown in colors and the current districts are shown in black lines. The location of incumbents is also shown with triangles (representatives) and circles (senators).

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