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Want Changes To Colorado's Electoral District Maps? Here's How To Weigh In At Upcoming Public Meetings

A collage of three district maps, put together along diagonal lines. The proposed state senate map is top right, proposed congressional is middle and proposed house is bottom left.
Adam Rayes
A collage of the commission staff's three new proposed electoral district maps.

After a very rocky start, Colorado’s Independent Redistricting Commissions are finally hitting the road to gather public comment about the rough draft congressional district (CD), state Senate district (SD) andHouse district(HD) maps released in June.

Public Comment Meetings, July 23-29:

July 23 | Steamboat Springs: 7 p.m. at Community Center | 1605 Lincoln Ave 80487
Relevant Proposed Districts: CD3, SD5, HD57 — More information on these below
July 24 | Craig: 11 a.m. at Colorado Northwestern Community College Library |2801 W 9th Street 81625
Relevant Proposed Districts: CD3, SD5, HD57 — More information on these below
July 27 |Denver: 7 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center Community Rooms A&B | 4890 Argonne Way 80249
Relevant Proposed Districts: CD1, SDs 18, 19, 22, 23, 25 & 26, HDs 1-9 & 18
July 28 | Aurora: 7 p.m. at Community College of Aurora Rotunda| 16000 E CentreTech Parkway 80011
Relevant Proposed Districts: CD6, SDs 1, 16-18, 23 &24 HDs 15-21, 30, 31 & 65
July 29 | Salida: 7 p.m. at Salida Community Center | 305 F St 81201
Only congressional commissioners will be present at this meeting.
Relevant Proposed Districts: CD5
Click hereto see the full meeting calendar.

This public comment tour is the primary reason the preliminary maps were created, as a “starting point” for deeper conversations around the state’s electoral future. The commissions and their staff will take the public’s questions, suggestions or complaints about the preliminary maps into consideration as they decide which map to submit for state Supreme Court approval in September. Those maps will likely create the state’s official districts for the next decade of elections, beginning in 2022.

Register to testify in person or virtually at upcoming hearings here. You can also leave a written comment or create your own map and leave that as a comment on the commissions’ website.

During these two months of public comment hearings, KUNC will detail some of the preliminary districts and the general redistricting process to help meeting attendees know what they're talking about. Check out the district breakdown and FAQ below for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Scroll down to learn more about these maps and the redistricting process as a whole. Click on any question for the answer and additional reading.

Have a question that isn't addressed here? Email adam.rayes@kunc.org.

As KUNC’s rural and small communities reporter, I help further the newsroom’s efforts to ensure that all of Northern Colorado’s communities are heard.
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