Wyoming legislators look at redistricting

CASPER – At the close of the 2020 census, Wyoming’s lawmakers – like those in half the states around the nation – will sink their teeth into the arduous task of drawing up the legislative districts that will decide the landscape of the state’s elections over the next decade.

The Joint Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions, which could potentially handle the task, received a briefing from Legislative Service Office staff several weeks ago outlining what the process may look like in Wyoming and discussing the basic principles of what districts that are truly representative of their residents should look like.

Even though redistricting is more than a year away, some in state government are already lining up to make sure the process doesn’t turn out like it did last time.