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Colorado OK's 2 amendments on redistricting

Posted: 10:27 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-07 05:27:03Z

DENVER — Colorado voters have approved a pair of constitutional amendments revamping the redistricting process ahead of the 2020 Census.

The ballot measures approved Tuesday – Amendment Y and Amendment Z – are intended to prevent partisan gerrymandering and apply to congressional and state legislative districts.

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The Colorado measures will create a 12-member commission to handle redistricting, composed of four Democrats, four Republicans and four independents. The commission will be required to "maximize the number of politically competitive districts."

Congressional redistricting had been assigned in the past to the state Legislature and the governor. State legislative redistricting had been done by an 11-member commission.