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View Written Redistricting Map Submissions

When you click on the “Public Submissions” button at www.floridaredistricting.org, you are able to access the now 63 partial or complete redistricting maps submitted by Florida residents to the Florida Legislature. 

In addition, you can also access the approximately 220 written suggestions for redistricting maps submitted by Florida residents.  These suggestions came from Florida residents by mail, email, fax, written testimony at public hearings, and even a postcard from a Palm Coast resident. 

For your convenience, links to the written testimony are included below:

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Redistricting Maps and Suggestions Submitted By Florida Residents To-Date

Below you will find links to the complete and partial redistricting plans submitted to the Florida House of Representatives by Florida residents:

 Complete Congressional Plans:

 Partial Congressional Plans:

 Partial State House Plans:

 Complete State Senate Plan:

 Partial State Senate Plan:

 Written Redistricting Plan Submissions:

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First Two Public Submissions Received

The Florida House of Representatives received the first two redistricting proposals from the public this week.  You can check them at our new Plan Explorer page at http://mydistrictbuilderplanexplorer.wordpress.com/.

The first submission is a complete congressional plan for Florida at http://mydistrictbuilderplanexplorer.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/hpubc0001-ortiz-nicholas-a/.

The second submission is a partial State House plan for Brevard County area at http://mydistrictbuilderplanexplorer.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/hparh0002-alvarez-john/.

Keep a look out early next week for some new additions to www.floridaredistricting.org.

Happy Memorial Day!

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Guidance for Public Participation

With public meetings on redistricting about to begin throughout Florida, we are getting questions about what kinds of public testimony are appropriate at those public meetings.  How can Floridians express the interests of their communities without running afoul of state and federal redistricting laws?  How can Floridians talk about redistricting in a way that positively reflects the standards in law?

While it is the goal of the Florida House of Representatives to consider any public testimony that is offered at the public meetings, via the House’s MyDistrictBuilder application, or through any other means, it is equally important to address the reality that – by law – some kinds of input simply cannot be considered in the crafting of Florida’s new state legislative and congressional district maps.

We created the handout below, Guidance for Public Participation, as a reference to the concepts that are promoted and prohibited in federal and Florida redistricting laws.  Guidance for Public Participation can also be found at www.floridaredistricting.org (or directly at http://bit.ly/mTaxBj).

The handout gives general guidance for the kinds of public testimony that will be considered, and also the kinds of public testimony that will not be considered.  For a greater understanding of these legal issues, visit the Legal Resources section at www.floridaredistricting.org.  Our Redistricting Concepts & Terminology document at http://bit.ly/i1DpDu may also be a helpful guide.

We hope you find the handout helpful, but please feel free to email us at mydistrictbuilder@myfloridahouse.gov if you have any questions.

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2012 Qualifying Week Changed to June 4-8, 2012

Note, recent changes to Florida election laws advanced the 2012 Primary Election by two weeks.  See House Bill 1355 at http://1.usa.gov/kZgNXH, page 49, lines 1369-1370.  Therefore, the Primary Election will occur August 14, 2012.

As a result, 2012 qualifying for state and federal office (state legislature, congress) is also moved up two weeks.  “Qualifying week,” as it is often referred to, will be June 4-8, 2012

We will be amending several of our public outreach documents to reflect the new qualifying week.  If you utilize any of our old presentations for the purpose of public outreach, please make sure to note the change in the qualifying week.

Qualifying for state and federal office occurs in the same week “in each year in which the Legislature apportions the state” (redistricting).  See section 99.061 (9), Florida Statutes at http://bit.ly/eYpkBE.

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