Alabama Redistribution Map Drafts Released
Alabama lawmakers are considering plans for redistributing cards this week and are due to meet for a special session on Thursday to debate those cards.
Representative Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa, Monday published these maps, written by the Joint Committee on Redistricting, in a series of tweets.
Changes to those draft cards could be made this week, however, before lawmakers finalize the reallocations.
The state congressional district map, state school board map, Alabama Senate, and House district map are redrawn every 10 years, when the US Census Bureau takes a count. Population.
In the Congressional District Map Project, Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, the state’s only majority minority district, takes over part of the town of Montgomery and several sections of Jefferson County.
The 3rd Congressional District of Alabama would lose portions of Montgomery County, while the 7th Congressional District would gain Homewood and part of Hoover.
In the proposed map for the Alabama Senate, District 32, much of it in Baldwin County, narrows down. Senate District 33, represented by State Senator Vivian Figures, D-Mobile, would expand to include Spanish Fort.
State Senate District 5, represented by Pro Tem State Senator Greg Reed, R-Jasper, would take over Lamar County. State Senator Tom Butler, R-Madison, would see his Senate District 2 shrink.