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Update on Preclearance Submissions for Redistricting

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) “precleared” (approved) Florida’s enacted state house, congressional and state senate maps.  Click here to see the approval letter from DOJ.

What is preclearance?  Five Florida counties are “covered jurisdictions under Section 5 of the Federal Voting Rights Act (Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough & Monroe counties).  As such, any redistricting or election law change that affects those five counties must be submitted for preclearance with either the U.S. Department of Justice or the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia before it can take effect.  You can learn more at DOJ’s website at

Florida Supreme Court Approves Revised State Senate Map

Last Friday, the Florida Supreme Court validated Florida’s revised state senate map, as redrawn by the Florida Legislature in a March 2012 extraordinary apportionment session.   Click here to read the April 27 opinion of the Court.  Note, the state senate map precleared is the same as the revised state senate map, as enacted by the Legislature on March 27 and validated by the Supreme Court of Florida on April 27.

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Looking Back at Southeast Florida Redistricting Meetings

Did you miss some of the Florida redistricting public input meetings in Southeast Florida?  Meeting videos, podcasts and action packets from August 15-18 public meetings are all available online via and  For your convenience, you will find links to them below.

 Meeting Podcasts:

Meeting Videos: 

Post-Meeting Action Packets: 

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Southeast Florida Redistricting Factoids: 2000 to 2010

Some redistricting factoids for the August 15-18 public input meetings in Stuart (15th), Boca Raton (16th), Davie (16th), Miami (17th), South Miami (17th) and Key West (18th):

  • Did you know that Congressional Districts 16 and 25 have to lose more than 100,000 residents in Florida’s redistricting?
  • Did you know State House District 112’s population grew by nearly 60% from 2000 to 2010?
  • Did you know St. Lucie County led the Southeast Florida region with 44.2% population growth from 2000 to 2010?
  • Did you know Monroe County actually had a population decline of -8.2% from 2000 to 2010?
  • Did you know Martin County leads the Southeast Florida region with a median income of over $50,000?
  • Did you know that Homestead had nearly 90% population growth from 2000 to 2010?

You can download excel sheets with this data and more at

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Get Ready for Florida Redistricting in Southeast Florida

For the upcoming August 15-18 public input meetings on redistricting in Stuart, Boca Raton, Davie, Miami, South Miami and Key West, below are links to parking and driving directions, Google Maps for each location, and the RSVP page for each location.  You do not have to RSVP, but if you wish to speak it is recommended that you RSVP and that you arrive prior to the start time of the meeting. 

Looking for some guidance about the format of the redistricting public input meetings and how you might get involved?  Check out the videos below from a couple of our recent meetings in Lakeland and Gainesville for insight and ideas.

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