MyDistricting Nevada 2021
The 2020 Census redistricting data released on August 12, 2021 was made available in the Nevada Legislature’s public redistricting application, MyDistricting Nevada, for members of the public to draw redistricting plans and share them with the Legislature for consideration. Redistricting plans submitted and approved during the 2021 redistricting cycle were posted to the MyDistricting Nevada 2021 Plan List page and made available for download and public comment.
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.
33rd (2021) Special Legislative Session
The 33rd Special Session of the Legislature convened on November 12, 2021 and adjourned sine die on November 16, 2021.
The Assembly Select Committee on Redistricting and Elections and the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting and Elections heard two redistricting bills—Senate Bill 1 and Assembly Bill 1—to revise the boundaries of Nevada’s congressional, legislative, and Board of Regents districts. Members of the public had the opportunity to testify and provide comments to the committees at their public meetings. Governor Sisolak signed the two bills into law on November 16, 2021.
2021-2022 Legislative Interim
Senate Concurrent Resolution 13 (2021) provided for the creation of the Committee to Conduct an Investigation into Matters Relating to Reapportionment and Redistricting in Nevada. The Committee was charged with reviewing issues relating to reapportionment and redistricting in conjunction with the data from the decennial census of 2020. The Committee examined data from the United States Census Bureau and monitored 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 were 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.
Members of the public had the opportunity to testify and provide comments to the Committee at its public meetings. Review 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 had the opportunity to testify and provide comments to the Committee at its public meetings. Review the Committee’s activities and meetings here.
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