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    Citizen Input – MyDistricting Nevada 2021

    The 2020 Census redistricting data was released on August 12, 2021 and is now available in the Nevada Legislature’s public redistricting application. Visit the MyDistricting Nevada application to draw redistricting plans and share them with the Legislature for consideration. Access the MyDistricting Nevada User Guide here and the Spanish version here.

    When a plan has been submitted and approved, it is posted on the public MyDistricting Nevada 2021 Plan List page, where it is available to all legislators, staff, and the public. All posted plans are available for download and public comment from the MyDistricting Nevada 2021 Plan List page.

    Citizen Input – Communities of Interest

    Communities of Interest are used to help stakeholders understand local interests in preserving areas within a district. A community of interest can be a subdivision, a city, a neighborhood, or any geographic area defined and submitted for consideration. Please note that sometimes the process of balancing population in a district along with other demographic issues may result in splits even if a community of interest is known.

    Submit a community of interest here and view all verified submissions here. For instructions on submitting a community of interest, click ‘Show Me How’ in the top, right corner of the application.

    2021-2022 Legislative Interim

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 13 (2021) provides for the creation of the Committee to Conduct an Investigation into Matters Relating to Reapportionment and Redistricting in Nevada. The Committee is charged with reviewing issues relating to reapportionment and redistricting in conjunction with the data from the decennial census of 2020. The Committee must examine data from the United States Census Bureau and monitor any redistricting systems established or recommended for use by the Nevada Legislature, including the requirements for computer equipment, computer software, and the training of personnel. Relevant case law and the programs of other states relating to redistricting must also be reviewed, as well as possible procedures for use by the Nevada Legislature to ensure that members of the public are involved in the redistricting process. Finally, the Committee may examine any other matter relating to reapportionment and redistricting that it determines may be beneficial to the process of redistricting. 

    Members of the public have the opportunity to testify and provide comments to the Committee at any of its public meetings. Follow the Committee’s activities and meetings here.

    2021 Legislative Session

    The 81st session of the Nevada Legislature convened February 1, 2021 and adjourned sine die June 1, 2021.

    The 2020 Census redistricting data was not available during the 81st Legislative Session for the Legislature to complete redistricting. Redistricting bills and resolutions were heard by the Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections and the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections. All committee meetings were open to the public and provided members of the public the opportunity to testify and offer comments. Ultimately, the committees heard only one redistricting-related resolution during the regular session. SCR13, which passed out of both houses of the Legislature, creates an interim committee to conduct an investigation into matters relating to reapportionment and redistricting.

    2019-2020 Legislative Interim

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 9 (2019) directed the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study of the requirements for the reapportionment and redistricting of election districts for Nevada’s members of the State Legislature, the United States House of Representatives, and the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Every 10 years, during the interim prior to each redistricting session, the Nevada Legislature conducts an interim study of the requirements for reapportionment and redistricting.

    The Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Requirements for Reapportionment and Redistricting in the State of Nevada examined and monitored redistricting systems established or recommended by the Nevada Legislature, reviewed pertinent case law, reviewed redistricting programs and plans used in other states, and ensured the continuation of Nevada’s participation in programs of the U.S. Census Bureau, including the decennial census, to ensure a complete and accurate count of all Nevadans. Members of the public have had the opportunity to testify and provide comments to the Committee at any of its public meetings. Review the Committee’s activities and meetings here.

    Contacts

    Legislative Counsel Bureau Staff

    Michael J. Stewart
    Director, Research Division

    • General information concerning reapportionment and redistricting
    • Historical data and information

    Asher A. Killian
    Chief Deputy Legislative Counsel, Legal Division

    • Analysis of legal issues relating to reapportionment and redistricting

    Samuel J. Quast
    Senior Deputy Legislative Counsel, Legal Division

    • Analysis of legal issues relating to reapportionment and redistricting

    Haley Proehl
    Senior Policy Analyst / GIS Specialist, Research Division

    • Training and technical assistance with:
      - MyDistricting Nevada application
      - Population calculations
    • Statistical analysis of demographic information, including mapping
    • Participation of the State in the Census 2020 Redistricting Data Program

    Kathy Steinle
    Redistricting Specialist, Administrative Division

    • Training and technical assistance with:
      - MyDistricting Nevada application
      - Population calculations
    • Statistical analysis of demographic information
    • Reapportionment and Redistricting Website feedback and help

    Steven Jamieson
    Research Policy Analyst, Research Division

    • Activities of the interim Committee to Conduct an Investigation into Matters Relating to Reapportionment and Redistricting in Nevada