Alabama congressional redistricting not quite done yet
Meanwhile, the legislative committee on reapportionment will be holding public hearings throughout the state in early October to garner more feedback on the approved districts. The committee is encouraging public comments to be submitted in written form in advance of the meetings.
Congressional primaries will be held in Alabama on March 13. According to Jim McClendon (R), chair of the reapportionment committee, a ruling will be required by early next year to move forward on schedule. Joe Reed, chair of the Alabama Democratic Conference, said he believes a second majority-minority district should have been drawn -- the new map has one district where the majority of voters are African-American.
Because the map is already approved, it is unclear whether the hearings will have any impact on the pre-clearance process.