The US Constitution requires state legislatures to redraw congressional boundaries every 10 years. This year, legislative leaders created a joint select committee on redistricting, a bold bipartisan step to bring cooperation to what has in the past been a bitter partisan battle.
This select committee of 10 legislators from the House and Senate and looks forward to a process that involves much citizen input. The committee will follow redistricting guidelines, evaluate maps proposed by non-partisan experts, and host public meetings in each current congressional district.
Under Colorado’s Open Meetings Law, all commission, committee, or floor sessions to consider redistricting plans are open to the public. Public testimony is usually taken at commission or committee meetings. Farm Bureau members are encouraged to participate in their local redistricting meeting. All meeting times and locations can be found at the state redistricting website.