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Nevada lawmakers plan for once-in-a-decade redistricting

Nevada Legislature
Nevada Legislature(Gurajpal Sangha)
Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 10:07 PM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A redistricting committee in the Nevada Legislature convened for the first time on Thursday.

State lawmakers are preparing to redraw congressional and legislative districts during the once-in-a-decade reapportionment process.

The committee plans to hold educational meetings throughout the state in October, hitting large cities, small towns and tribal areas.

Afterward, lawmakers are expected to hold a special legislative session to redraw political maps in November.

The redistricting process will be governed by Democratic-majority Legislature. How lawmakers choose to redraw the maps could sway Nevada’s two swing congressional districts and influence the composition of the statehouse for the next decade.

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