Politics

Venue Change for Jonesboro Board of Apportionment Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The Jonesboro Board of Apportionment Hearing, originally scheduled to be
held at the Red Wolves Convention Center, will now be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the
following location:


Thursday, August 19, 2021:
Carl R. Reng Student Union
Centennial Hall (3rd Floor)
101 North Caraway Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401


The meeting will comply with Arkansas State University’s campus mask mandate policy:
https://www.astate.edu/safety/novel-coronavirus/mask-policy/index.dot
For comments, questions or suggestions, comment forms will be provided at each meeting, or
one may be filled out online at arkansasredistricting.org.


The hearings will also be live streamed on ARCAN at the following link:
https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/home


About the Process
The Board of Apportionment, consisting of the Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney
General, was created in 1936 by Amendment 23 to the Arkansas Constitution. Over the next few
months, the Board will be redrawing 100 House & 35 Senate Districts so that each district meets
various legal criteria, including each district being about the same size in population. This
“redistricting” is required by law once every 10 years after the Federal Census. The Board of
Apportionment only “redistricts” the Arkansas House & Senate (Legislative Seats), not
Congressional Seats – that is the responsibility of the Arkansas General Assembly

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