2012 Colorado State Supreme Court approves plan
A reapportionment plan approved by the Colorado State Supreme Court will mean that Garfield County constituents will not be split between two State House of Representative and State Senate districts.
The Colorado Supreme Court approved reapportionment plans December 12, 2011, for filing with the Colorado Secretary of State December 14, 2011. The plans were adopted November 29, 2011, by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission and submitted to the Colorado Supreme Court on December 5, 2011.
All precincts in Garfield County will be in House District 57 and in Senate District 8 for the 2012 election, and both of these seats will be considered on the 2012 ballot.
The reapportionment effort was undertaken to reestablish population equality among districts, and this is done every ten years following a Census polling. The Colorado Supreme Court oversaw the efforts and required revised plans after the first submittal by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission, prior to approving the final plans December 14, 2011.
Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico says, “Having Garfield County wholly in Senate District 8, House District 57, and remaining in Congressional District 3 makes the election process simpler, because there will be less ballot styles for each election. The redistricting process will take less time than anticipated, and Garfield County Clerk’s office staff will work diligently to get the new precinct boundaries set and lists prepared for the upcoming party caucuses.”
Voters will received a voter information card informing them of precinct number, senate district, or house district in early January.