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Minnesota Redistricting Profile

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article IV, § 3

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, §§ 2, 3

2. Statutory or Other Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Congressional Redistricting Plan, Zachman v. Kiffmeyer, No. C0-01-160 (Minn. Spec. Redis. Panel Mar. 19, 2002)

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Legislative Redistricting Plan, Zachman v. Kiffmeyer, No. C0-01-160 (Minn. Spec. Redis. Panel Mar. 19, 2002)

c) Districting Principles or Procedure:

Minn. Stat. § 2.91; Order Stating Redistricting Principles and Requirements for Plan Submissions, Zachman v. Kiffmeyer, No. C0-01-160 (Minn. Spec. Redis. Panel Dec. 11, 2001)

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

8

b) Prospective Number after 2010 Census:

7

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

67

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

134

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Subcommittee on Redistricting

Four members: 2 Democrats; 2 Republicans. Appointed by Legislative Coordinating Commission. One member from each caucus in each house. Plans drawn by committees appointed in 2011.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

25 weeks before the state primary election in the year ending in two (February 21, 2012)

Basis for Deadline:

Minn. Stat. § 204B.14, subd. 1a

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Not specified

b) Legislative Deadline:

25 weeks before the state primary election in the year ending in two (February 21, 2012)

Basis for Deadline:

Minn. Stat. § 204B.14, subd. 1a

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Not specified

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 2000s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Tom Bottern
Senate Counsel
Senate Counsel, Research & Fiscal Analysis
17 Capitol
St. Paul, MN 55155
651/296-3810
651/296-7747 Fax
Tom.Bottern@senate.mn

Matt Gehring
Legislative Analyst
House Research
600 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
651/296-5052
651/296-9887 Fax
Matt.Gehring@house.mn

Lee Meilleur
Director
Geographic Information Systems
85 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
651/296-0098
651/296-1321 Fax
lee.meilleur@gis.leg.mn

Tom Gillaspy
State Demographer
Department of Administration
300 Centennial Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
651/201-2461
tom.gillaspy@state.mn.us

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