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North Carolina considers redistricting process changes

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April 15, 2013

North Carolina

By Geoff Pallay

RALEIGH, North Carolina: The North Carolina State Legislature is currently considering a plan to create a nonpartisan redistricting committee in time for the 2020 census. Redistricting would be modeled after Iowa's system and require districts to be drawn by population, with "reasonably compact" boundaries and with respect to political boundaries.

The nonpartisan group could submit three redistricting plans to the legislature for approval, but lawmakers cannot amend them in any way. Should the three plans be rejected by the legislature, the old process for reapportionment would begin.[1]

Currently, redistricting is conducted solely by the state legislature. The Governor's signature is not required on redistricting legislation.

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