Effective January 1, 2023, Ward 27 is redistricted as shown by the map below:
Precincts included in Ward 27 will be: 360, 366, 376, 380, 398, 410, 418, 426, 427, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 456, 459, 460, 467, 468, 479, 482, 483, 485, 486, 487, 510, 538, 562, 563, 568, 584, 593, 601, 664, 669, 674, 679, and 685
January 21, 2022 – Our Governor signed the following legislation to redistrict NM as follows:
December 17, 2022 – Senate Bill 1 redistricts NM’s three congressional districts. The Congressional redistricting bill was sponsored by: Rep. Georgene Louis, Sen. Joseph Cervantes and Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto.
December 17, 2021 – House Bill 9 sponsored by D. Wonda Johnson and Daniel Ivey-Soto redistricts NM’s Public Education Commission (PEC) Districts
December 29, 2021 – House Bill 8 sponsored by Damon Ely redistricts NM House Legislative Districts
January 6, 2022 – Senate Bill 2 sponsored by Linda Lopez and Daniel Ivey-Soto redistricts NM Senate Districts
General Information on Redistricting:
See this website for more information on “The Redistricting Act”: https://nmlegis.gov/Redistricting2021/
The Citizen Redistricting Committee is an independent, non-partisan body tasked to develop and propose district maps for New Mexico’s Congressional delegation, the New Mexico Senate, the New Mexico House of Representatives, and the Public Education Commission. The Committee will base its work on the guidelines set forth in the Redistricting Act and information and maps that New Mexicans submit.
Scope/Mission: To propose district lines that are drawn fairly through a transparent, open, and participatory process for New Mexico’s Congressional delegation, the New Mexico Senate, the New Mexico House of Representatives, and the Public Education Commission.
GENERAL REDISTRICTING INFORMATION
- National Conference of State Legislatures Redistricting Site
- Loyola Marymount University Law School Redistricting 101
- U.S. Census Bureau: 2020 Census Redistricting Files Kit
NEW MEXICO REDISTRICTING INFORMATION
Q: What is redistricting?
Redistricting is the process of redrawing the geographical boundaries that correspond to certain elected offices. For example, all US House Representatives represent specific geographical areas of a state. This is the same for state legislators and many local elected officials. As districts are redrawn, both the area and the set of people that each elected representative represents change.
- Q: Why do we need to redraw districts?
- Redistricting follows the decennial census. As populations grow, shrink, or move around, districts must be redrawn so that each district contains approximately the same number of people, supporting the constitutional bedrock requirement of one person, one vote.
- Q: What is the Citizen Redistricting Committee?
The Citizen Redistricting Committee is tasked to develop and propose district maps for New Mexico’s Congressional delegation, the New Mexico Senate, the New Mexico House of Representatives, and the Public Education Commission. The Committee will base its work on information and maps that New Mexicans submit. To view a copy of the Redistricting Act, click here.
- Q: Who appoints the members of the Citizen Redistricting Committee?
The seven-member CRC is comprised of four members appointed by the Legislature and three members appointed by the State Ethics Commission. The Speaker of the House, the Minority Floor Leader in the House, the President Pro Tempore, and the Minority Floor Leader in the Senate each appoint a member. The State Ethics Commission appoints the Chair of the Committee, who must be a retired Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court or a retired Court of Appeals Judge, and members who cannot be affiliated with either major political party.
Q: Who are the CRC’s current Committee members?
Hon. Edward L. Chávez, Chair (Appointing Authority: State Ethics Commission)
Ryan Cangiolosi (Appointing Authority: House Minority Leader James Townsend)
Hon. Lisa Curtis (Appointing Authority: Senate President Pro Tempore Mimi Stewart)
Robert Rhatigan (Appointing Authority: State Ethics Commission)
Joaquín Sanchez (Appointing Authority: State Ethics Commission)
Hon. Michael Sanchez (Appointing Authority: Speaker of the House Brian Egolf)
Christopher Saucedo (Appointing Authority: Senate Minority Leader Gregory Baca)
Q: What is a community of interest?
The Redistricting Act defines “Community of interest” as a contiguous population that shares common economic, social, or cultural interests.