|State website:||None yet|
|2010-cycle districts:||Congress, State Senate, State House « NEW|
|2000-cycle districts:||Congress, State Senate, State House|
|Primary governing law:||Ind. Const. art. IV, § 5; Ind. Code § 3-3-2-2|
Redistricting political control:
Governor State Senate State House Congressional lines R 13 D, 37 R 40 D, 59 R State legislative lines R 13 D, 37 R 40 D, 59 R 2000 cong. lines With control split, the legislature could not agree on a plan, and a Democratic backup commission drew the plan. 2000 state lines D 18 D, 32 R 52 D, 46 R
Indiana's state legislative lines are drawn by the state legislature, as a regular statute, subject to gubernatorial veto.
The legislature is also primarily responsible for drawing congressional lines, also as a regular statute, subject to gubernatorial veto. If it fails to pass a plan, authority falls to a five-member backup commission, in place since at least 1969. The majority leader from each legislative house, and the chair of the redistricting committee from each legislative house, are joined by a state legislator nominated by the governor. This backup commission is statutory, and may be altered by the legislature by statute. [Ind. Code § 3-3-2-2]
Census data were delivered to Indiana on February 10, 2011.
For state legislative districts, the Indiana constitution sets a deadline of the end of the legislative session after the census; the regular session ended on April 29, 2011. Indiana statutes give the same deadline to the legislature for drawing congressional districts; if the legislature fails to pass a plan by then, the backup commission will have 30 days -- until May 29, 2011 -- to draw lines. [Ind. Const. art. IV, § 5; Ind. Code §§ 3-3-2-1, -2] Candidates must file for congressional and state legislative primary elections by February 24, 2012. [Ind. Code § 3-8-2-4(a)]
Indiana prohibits redrawing state legislative lines mid-decade, before the next Census; state statutes contain similar language that has not yet been officially interpreted. [Ind. Const. art. IV, § 5; Ind. Code § 3-3-2-1; 1995 Op. Atty. Gen. No. 95-1]
- Public input
Early in 2011, the Senate majority leader planned to schedule hearings in communities throughout Indiana to gather public input on redistricting.
For Indiana's state legislative lines, the state constitution further requires that districts be contiguous. There are no similar requirements for congressional lines. [Ind. Const. art. IV, § 5]
- 2000 cycle
In the 2000 redistricting cycle, the Indiana legislature enacted state legislative plans on May 10, 2001. A congressional plan was also enacted on the same date by a backup commission that had assumed control over the congressional redistricting process. It does not appear that either plan was challenged in court.
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