Arizona

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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How Redistricting Happened 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.

Know the Races that Impact Redistricting

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

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.

4 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.

Get Involved in Arizona Today

Join Organizing for ‘18

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.

Join a Local OFA Chapter

Alongside the National Redistricting Action Fund (an NDRC affiliate), OFA is engaging with activists and volunteers to help educate people about gerrymandering and involve them in the process of fixing a badly rigged political system.

Attend Events Near You

You can register to vote for the general election in Arizona up until .

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