Daily Archives: March 24, 2022

Missouri House and Senate Maps Drawn

Tentative Senate District map

Missouri’s Judicial Redistricting Commission submitted a State Senate map to the Secretary of State on March 15.  Boundaries were drawn by six judges after a bipartisan commission deadlocked.  Click here for more detail on the makeup of each of the 34 districts.

The candidate filing period is Feb. 22 to March 29. Redistricting is required after each U.S. Census to adjust for population shifts.

Several League members submitted testimony to a Judicial Redistricting Commission hearing on Feb. 25. LWVMO President Marilyn McLeod and Fair Redistricting Chair Sharon Schneeberger spoke in person, while others submitted written testimony calling for Fair Maps and a transparent process.

“If our democracy of representative government is to prevail, fair maps are not only important, but required,” Schneeberger said.

Earlier, the House Redistricting Commission reached a bipartisan consensus on a map of Missouri House legislative districts which reflects much of the input League members shared at public hearings. 

New Missouri House Districts

“This map will provide more competitive House races in future elections,” says LWVMO President Marilyn McLeod. “The League believes that competitive districts make for a better democracy. “

League members presented testimony at nine hearings, attended most commission meetings, and submitted non-partisan maps developed by the Institute for Computational Redistricting (ICOR).