Update on Legislative, Congressional Redistricting

Missouri’s Senate Bipartisan Commission could not agree to a map, so the final map will be drawn by a panel of judges. The House panel is still debating areas of Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and Boone County. It has until Jan. 23 to get 14/20 of the bipartisan members to agree on one map.

Missouri’s General Assembly comes back today to start work on congressional redistricting. In December, LWVMO shared two maps with legislators that have a 5:3 Congressional District split that would more fairly represent the voice of Missouri voters than the map at left submitted by Rep. Dan Shaul (R-113) as HB2117. His map uses the “least change” approach (helpful with a March filing deadline) and would likely keep six Republicans and two Democrats in the U. S. Congress.

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Any person of voting age may become a League member. The LWV of Columbia-Boone County is the League's local organization. We hold forums for local elections and advocate for local issues.

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