On March 20, 2021, the New Mexico legislature passed Senate Bill 304 (“SB304”), which restructured the state’s legislative redistricting process to give the people of New Mexico an initial opportunity to suggest the maps they want to use to elect their politicians. The Bill creates the Citizen Redistricting Committee that will submit proposed plans to the legislature for New Mexico’s state legislative and congressional boundaries, as is required by federal law after each decade’s Census. The Princeton Gerrymandering Project and Electoral Innovation Lab wrote a report on next steps in New Mexico. The report covers redistricting law, best practices for mapmaking, lessons from past independent commissions, and more. It is intended to guide the work of the first committee.

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