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Alaska Redistricting Board visits Petersburg

 

October 14, 2021

Maps courtesy of the Alaska Redistricting Board

Maps show proposed changes to Alaska districts in Southeast Alaska based on data from the 2020 census. Maps pictured: Doyon Coalition Proposed District 2-A, Board Proposed v. 4 District 2, AFFER Proposed District 2-A, AFFR Proposed Southeast. To see the rest of the maps click on the photo.

Members of the Alaska Redistricting Board traveled to Petersburg Thursday to present proposed redistricting maps and receive public comments.

The board was on a tour of communities in Alaska to allow residents to view the maps and learn more about the process. The districts are redrawn based off data collected from the 2020 U.S. Census and are required to have approximately equally sized districts. In Alaska, the state is divided into 40 districts which each contain about 18,335 people according to Alaska Redistricting Board Member Budd Simpson.

"Alaska is one of a handful of states that ha...



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