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Missouri

Page history last edited by Faye Anderson 9 years, 5 months ago

The General Assembly draws congressional districts.  Congressional redistricting follows the normal legislative process, with the Senate and House of Representatives passing the new district map as a bill, which the governor can either sign into law or veto. 

 

In the event of a veto, the General Assembly could either vote to override the governor with two-thirds majorities in both chambers or, failing to do so, reconvene in a special legislative session to re-pass a new congressional map to send to the governor. If the legislative process fails to produce new districts, either a federal court would draw the state's congressional map or Missouri's congressional delegation would be elected on an at-large, statewide basis.

 

State legislative districts are drawn by the Missouri House Apportionment Commission and the Missouri Senate Apportionment Commission.  The House Reapportionment Commission consists of 18 members --one Democrat and one Republican from each of Missouri's nine congressional districts.

 

For the Senate Commission, each party chairperson must submit a list of ten potential nominees to the Governor. The Governor nominates 5 Republican and 5 Democratic members.

 

2010 Census [P.L. 94-171] Summary Files

 

Headlines

St. Louis area residents push to keep 3 seats in Congress

Local leaders give their redistricting wish list to state lawmaker

Redistricting battle ahead in Missouri

Missouri Redistricting Plan Begins to Take Shape

Missouri's congressional districts must be redrawn

Redistricting goes on the road to get public's input

Mo. House speaker outlines redistricting steps

 

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