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Arizona Prepares To Redraw Legislative Districts

Paul Sancya | Associated Press


Arizona is preparing to redesign its legislative districts for the next decade. The process will commence at some point after the 2020 Census has been completed.

Currently, there are 25 nominees who will eventually be whittled down to five positions on the Independent Redistricting Commission. Those five people will ultimately draw the new legislative districts in Arizona. On Friday, the nominees were selected — 10 Democrats, 10 Republicans, and 5 Independents.

For decades, the redistricting process has been a partisan battle in Arizona, with Republicans and Democrats debating over how the legislative districts are drawn. Currently, the diversity of those nominees is being questioned, according to the Arizona Republic. The Republic reported only fiveof the current 25 nominees are people of color.