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Opinion: Join the process to fairly redraw Utah’s political boundaries


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In 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 4, establishing the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission (UIRC). The commission is chartered to draw boundaries for U.S. congressional districts, state legislative districts and state school board districts based on the 2020 federal census, and the commission must submit its plans to the Utah Legislature by Nov. 30 in anticipation of the 2022 election cycle.

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State lawmakers seek public input for redistricting


By Mori Kessler, stgeorgeutah.com | Posted - July 25, 2021


“Redistricting impacts everything from congressional districts and school boards to community growth,” Facer said in a statement issued earlier this month. “We want to hear from all Utahns and what they think are their communities of interest that should be recognized throughout the redistricting process, as they know their own communities best.”

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Utah’s Redistricting Groups Could Play A Role In Drawing New Maps


By Sonja Hutson, kuer.org | Posted - July 22, 2021 at 5:00 AM 


Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission and the Legislature’s Redistricting Committee are gearing up to draw new districts for Congress, the state school board and the state House and Senate.


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By Byron Stamps brings Truth in Comedy to SLC. TiC storyteller Kamaile Tripp, krcl.org | Posted - July 15, 2021


Utah Independent Redistricting Committee launches new website so you can pick your politicians -- instead of the other way round.

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Utah Independent Redistricting Commission launches interactive website


By Gephardt Daily Staff, gephardtdaily.com | Posted - July 14, 2021


The Utah Independent Redistricting Commission on Wednesday launched its new website to allow Utahns to participate first-hand in the redistricting process.


How to draw your own boundaries in Utah's redistricting process


By Ben Winslow, fox13now.com | Posted - July 14, 2021 at 2:55 PM


The Utah State Legislature is beginning the tricky process of redistricting. The process is being fast-tracked because of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and getting census data from the federal government.

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Will the Utah independent redistricting committee's maps matter?


By Katie Workman, KSL.com | Posted - July 5, 2021 at 5:04 p.m.


In 2018, Utah voters narrowly passed a proposition creating an independent redistricting commission that will recommend redistricting maps to the Utah State Legislature.