The Arkansas Board of Apportionment has approved new district boundaries for the state House and Senate. Legal challenges can be filed through Dec. 29.
If a proposed map for new Arkansas House districts is approved, the state will have its first majority Hispanic district in its history.
Opponents of new redistricting legislation in Arkansas are speaking out and gathering signatures in hopes of repealing the laws.
Four bills establishing new congressional districts and employee exemptions for vaccine mandates are set to become law without the Arkansas governor’s signature.
Two redistricting bills headed to the Arkansas governor’s desk split Pulaski County into three districts. Opponents say the new boundaries will disenfranchise Black voters.
The Arkansas Board of Apportionment has scheduled eight redistricting hearings throughout the state. The group is redrawing state Senate and House districts based on new U.S. Census data.