The first phase of the New Mexico Citizen Redistricting Committee’s (CRC) public engagement process is complete. Based on information from the CRC, over 1,000 New Mexicans participated in-person or on-line during the first phase of public hearings and nearly 100 people provided testimony.
The second phase of outreach will start on September 16, 2021 when the CRC releases their concept maps during a virtual meeting. That will be followed by a series of public meetings to solicit feedback on the concept maps.
In advance of the second phase of public meetings, residents have an opportunity to submit maps for the CRC’s consideration by clicking on this link. The free mapping program can also be accessed through the official CRC page: https://www.nmredistricting.org. Districts maps for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, State Senate, State House and Public Education Commission should be complete statewide maps, i.e. showing all districts.
For residents who would rather provide guidance to the CRC on geographic or demographic attributes they would like to have considered, written comments can be provided through the same portals https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org
To be sure your voice is heard, be sure to have your maps and comments submitted by Labor Day, September 6, 2021.
The public will have an opportunity to comment on the CRC’s proposed maps starting on September 28 at the first of seven public hearings being held around the state.