Redistricting board waiting on word from court

The Amended Proclamation districts

The Amended Proclamation districts

The Alaska Redistricting Board is waiting for direction from the state’s highest court.

A divided Alaska Supreme Court in December ordered the redistricting plan used for this year’s elections be redrawn after finding the board did not follow the process it was instructed to follow. The board has asked the court to reconsider that.

Board Chairman John Torgerson says the board on Tuesday discussed possible options for how to proceed, including potentially beginning work on a new map in April. But he says nothing on that count was decided.

There also was discussion about whether to appeal the court’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court but he says nothing was decided on that, either.

He says the board did agree to start the process of finding a new executive director.

 

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Redistricting board waiting on word from court