As Wyoming lawmakers sort through new 2020 census numbers to update voting districts, watchdog groups are encouraging all residents to pay attention and offer feedback. Janna Farley with the A-C-L-U of Wyoming is calling on state senators to protect the voting rights of all Wyomingites, and to be transparent about how data from the 2020 census is driving their decisions.
“So once drawn, these district boundaries are in place for the next ten years, and their policy impacts can last well beyond that. So that’s why it’s so important to pay attention to the redistricting process.”
New maps are expected to impact the upcoming 2022 elections for Wyoming’s state House and Senate races, whether or not the state expands Medicaid, and how to make up for lost fossil-fuel revenues. At the local level through school board elections, maps also can impact how public schools operate. Farley encourages all Wyoming voters to make their voices heard before the full Legislature adopts a new redistricting plan during the 2022 budget Session. To give feedback, visit wyoleg.gov.