Wisconsin’s Political Lineup
There is no deadline for congressional redistricting. State legislative districts must be redrawn in the first legislative session following the census.
Who’s in Charge of Redistricting?
The legislature. No committees of jurisdiction have been determined as of yet. The governor has veto power over both congressional and state legislative district plans.
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Maps of Wisconsins old and new Congressional district maps are available here.
Redistricting statistics and information are available online. In the 1990s there were workstations provided around the state at which the public could participate in the actual drafting of maps. In this round, citizens will be able to submit drafts online.
Federal district lines changed little in 1991-1992, but the fact that Wisconsin is losing a congressional district and the divided control of redistricting likely will make the 2001-02 round of redistricting much more contentious. Democrats currently hold five of nine seats, but at least three of these seats could be vulnerable if district lines were changed and incumbents – such as long-time Member David Obey -- were to step down.
The Democratic-controlled legislature and the Republican governor failed to agree on a redistricting plan for state legislative districts in 1991. A federal panel enacted a plan in 1992.
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