Other State Solutions for Redistricting

Solution in Selected States: 
Advisory Commission
Summary of Solution: 

Advisory Commissions


Number of Members

Selection Requirements

Formation Date

Initial Deadline

Final Deadline


Me. Const. art. IV, pt. 3, § 1-A


Speaker of the House appoints three. House Minority Leader appoints three. President of the Senate appoints two. Senate Minority Leader appoints two. Chairs of two major political parties, or their designees. The members from the two parties represented on the commission each appoint a public member, and the two public members choose a third public member.

Within three calendar days of convening the Legislature in 2013

The commission must submit its plan to the Legislature within 120 days after the Legislature convenes in 2013. The Legislature must enact the plan, or another plan, by a 2/3 vote of both houses within 30 days after it receives the commission’s plan.

Within 60 days after the Legislature fails to meet its deadline, the supreme judicial court must adopt a plan


Vt. Stat. Ann. til. 34A


Chief Justice appoints the chair; Governor appoints one member from each political party that received 25 percent of the vote in the last gubernatorial election; those parties each select one. Secretary of State is secretary of the board but does not vote. No commissioner may be a member or employee of the legislature.

By July 1, 2010

April 1, 2011

May 15, 2011. Legislature must adopt the plan or a substitute at that biennial session.





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