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We worked with allies on the ground to pressure Republicans that were threatening to change Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission—one of the best in the country.

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Redistricting in Arizona

The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of Arizona over the last 10 years.

2011

Census data delivered to Arizona.

2012

The bipartisan Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) submitted congressional and state legislative maps to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for approval, yielding results that reflect the will of the voters.

The Arizona State Legislature, controlled by Republicans, sued the AIRC, arguing the commission cannot take congressional map-drawing power away from the state legislature.

2015

After three years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the AIRC's role in drawing Arizona's maps.

2018

An attempt by Arizona Republicans to make the AIRC more partisan failed in the state Senate.

The redistricting process is controlled by different elected officials in each state. Knowing who they are and when to vote for them is the key to creating a fairer redistricting process.

1 Know the Decision Makers

Redistricting in Arizona is controlled by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which comprises five nonpartisan members. The commission is often revered as a gold standard for the nation.

2 Know Your State Legislature

Projected state legislature make-up starting in 2019.

Arizona Lower Chamber
29

Democratic-held
seats

31

Republican-held
seats

Arizona Upper Chamber
13

Democratic-held
seats

17

Republican-held
seats

3 Register to Vote

Register to vote in Arizona

You can also confirm that you are already registered to vote.

Court Cases Impacting Arizona

Arizona’s IRC was the subject of a major U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether it was legal for states to use commissions to redistrict.

Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

Read the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion.

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