Redistricting occurs every ten years after the Census is completed. The 2020 Census shows the largest Nebraska population growths in Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster counties. The new data will be used to redraw the state’s political boundaries. Read Census: Metro areas gained in Nebraska, rural areas lost.
The Nebraska Legislature will draw new district lines for Congress, the Nebraska Supreme Court, Board of Regents, Public Service Commission, State Board of Education, and the Legislature itself. The Redistricting Committee will draw maps to present to the public for comment, then present to the full Legislature for debate and vote. The special session begins Monday, Sept. 13.
REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE: five Republicans and four Democratic members.
Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, Chair (R)
Sen. Carol Blood, (D)
Sen. Tom Briese, (R)
Sen. Tom Brewer, (R)
Sen. Suzanne Geist, (R)
Sen. Steve Lathrop, (D)
Sen. John Lowe, (R)
Sen. Adam Morfeld,(D)
Sen. Justin Wayne, Vice Chair (D)
According to Don Walton, Lincoln Journal Star, 2020 Census numbers suggest Lincoln/Lancaster County is entitled to 8.1 representatives in the Legislature; one more than Lincoln has today.
PUBLIC HEARING in each congressional district
Comments are limited to 5 minutes although the chair of each committee has discretion to modify that time limit. See Redistricting Committee page.
If you can’t speak at a public hearing, email your comments to Redistricting Committee by 12 pm on the work day before the public hearing to [email protected]. Lincoln residents should email comments by 12 pm on Sept. 14.
LEGISLATURE MEETS, Sept. 17-24. See Special Session Meetings & Hearings Schedule.
After Thursday’s (Sept. 16) public hearing in Omaha where the majority of testimony was against splitting Douglas County, Nebraska Legislature Redistricting Committee approved the Linehan map which splits Douglas County. Today the Nebraska Legislature discusses map.
Sept. 25 See proposed Legislative District Map. Some notable changes:
About the special session deadline.
See the final maps.
Email your senator: Find your senator.
Watch Nebraska Legislature online.
A few events from local organizations.
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