August 1, 2021
Our latest Fair Elections focus? Redistricting.
Every ten years, the Wyoming Legislature is tasked with redistricting the legislative boundaries of each House and Senate District in the state. This process has started and final decisions will be made in the 2022 legislative session.
New to redistricting? The Brennan Center has a great overview of Wyoming’s redistricting rules.
Want to learn more? Tune into the Joint Corporations Committee to engage with the redistricting process.
Multi-member districts (MMDs) are getting renewed attention as an important component of redistricting. In our recent brief, Wyoming Women in Elected Roles, we talked about the benefits of MMDs and how Wyoming was a national leader in women in elected office until 1992 – when we eliminated MMDs. A recent op-ed talks about the positive effects MMDs could have for the Equality State.
And don’t forget: Wyoming purges voters from the rolls after every general election so even though it is 2021 and the next election is in 2022, this is a great reminder that you should check your voter registration!
Redistricting: What is it and why does it matter?
Redistricting is the way that we draw the boundary lines that determine who we vote for. Every 10 years, new census data helps to guide the process. What’s really at stake is making sure that you vote, that you’re registered to vote, and that you know where your district is so you can be informed about the people running for office in your district.
5 P.M. Thursday, August 19, online
Featuring Members of the Wyoming Legislature, National Council of State Legislatures, and the Wyoming League of Women Voters.
Thank you to People’s Review Leadership Circle members Marcia Kunstel and Joe Albright, Mike Shonsey and Kathy Jenkins, JoAnn Skeim-True and Shane True, and an anonymous donor for making this discussion series possible. To join the Leadership Circle or learn about other ways of giving, email Ana Marchese.