Public Meetings About Altering Arkansas Legislative Districts Set For July and August
Arkansas' governor, attorney general and secretary of state are responsible for deciding how boundaries of state legislative districts should be drawn for the next 10 years.
Have an opinion about how the districts should be drawn for Arkansas House and Senate seats? Public comment is now being taken online as well as at eight public hearings taking place around Arkansas in July and August.
The redistricting process, as the task is known, takes place every decade after the U.S. Census finalizes population counts for towns, cities, counties and states. Only when this population count is released can the three leaders finalize proposed maps for redividing boundaries of House and Senate seats.
Later this month and throughout August, the three state leaders will meet as the Board of Apportionment to accept public comment from people across the state.
Arkansas legislators are expected to meet later this fall to discuss boundaries for the four congressional districts.
Find dates and locations of the Board of Apportionment meetings below. All meetings will take place from 6 - 8:30 p.m., and will be streamed live at myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/home.
2021 Public Meetings - Board of Apportionment (state legislative districts)
The Board of Apportionment will host a series of eight public meetings across Arkansas this summer, all taking place at the same time between 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Comment forms will be taken at the meetings. You an also submit a public comment at arkansasredistricting.org/public-comments/public-comment.
|Date||Public Meeting Location||City|
|July 29, 2021||
University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Center, 371 University Dr.
|Aug. 3, 2021||Vada Sheid Community Development Center at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St.||Mountain Home|
|Aug. 5, 2021||Walmart Auditorium Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, 1000 S.E. Eagle Way||Bentonville|
|Aug. 10, 2021||University of Arkansas-Hope Hempstead Hall, 2500 S. Main St.||Hope|
|Aug, 12, 2021||Phillips County Community College Fine Arts Center (Community Room), 1000 Campus Road||Helena|
|Aug. 17, 2021||Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center (Reynolds Room), 800 N. 50th St.||Fort Smith|
|Aug. 19, 2021||Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center at Arkansas State University, 23 Red Wolf Blvd.||Jonesboro|
|Aug. 24, 2021||Jack Stephens Center, UA Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave.||Little Rock|