Albuquerque, NM, July 15, 2021 – Today, the New Mexico Citizen Redistricting Committee (CRC) launches its official website at www.nmredistricting.org which includes a Public Redistricting Portal to engage and include everyday New Mexicans in the redistricting process.
In addition to www.nmredistricting.org providing information about the CRC, the redistricting process, and the CRC’s upcoming meetings across the state, its Public Redistricting Portal also provides access to a public map-making and testimony submission tool available at: https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org.
Members of the public can use the Portal to draw and submit community-of-interest maps and district plans for each of the offices being redistricting (New Mexico’s congressional delegation, the State House, the State Senate, and the Public Education Commission). All submissions of maps and comments through the Portal are public, have their own comment thread, and can be indexed and organized by hashtags.
The purpose of the Portal is to enable, encourage, and centralize public engagement on redistricting by giving members of the public the ability to draw and share their own maps and provide commentary and information in a transparent way that will inform the CRC’s development of proposed district maps.
For more information, visit the CRC’s website: www.nmredistricting.org.