Election Precinct Changes Pursuant to Court Order – December 13, 2011

The congressional, state House of Representatives, and state Senate redistricting plans approved by the Legislature earlier this year have been challenged in federal court. A three-judge panel in San Antonio is handling the litigation, and has ordered Interim Plans for use in the 2012 election.

The federal judges have also ordered counties to redesign their election precinct, or VTD (Voting Tabulation District), maps to conform to the Interim Plans by December 13, 2011.

The links below outline the proposed plan for Travis County VTDs to comply with the court order. The plan makes over 100 changes to the boundaries approved by the Court on October 4, 2011. Those changes are summarized in a spreadsheet. Only 13 of those changes had minor impacts on the Commissioner and JP/Constable precinct lines adopted by the Commissioners Court this summer. (More information on the redistricting plans approved by the court this past summer is available below.)

The Commissioners Court will consider and take appropriate action upon this VTD plan at its meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 (Item 26).

On September 13, 2011, the Commissioners Court adopted two plans which made minor revisions to the Commissioners precinct boundaries and Justice of the Peace and Constable precinct boundaries delineated in the previously adopted plans, to conform those boundaries to congressional, SBOE and legislative redistricting lines. Maps for the new plans -- GE 171 for Commissioners, GE 118 for Justices of the Peace and Constables -- can be viewed below.

The plans on this page are listed in the reverse chronological order from which they were proposed. The Justice of the Peace and Constable Plans are listed at the bottom of the page.

A redistricting plan is required to reflect the geographic and demographic population changes reported in the latest data from the 2010 census to ensure an accurate representation of the voting public in Travis County.

During the redistricting process the county held a series of public hearings during the month of June, culminating in the July 21, 2011 Public Hearing held during the weekly Commissioners Court meeting. The commissioners also held an August 4, 2011 Work Session to discuss redistricting plans and issues.

For additional information contact the Intergovernmental Relations Office

Plan GE 171 makes seven revisions to the commissioners precinct plan adopted by the Commissioners Court on August 23, 2011 (Plan GE 170). These revisions reflect minor changes to county commissioner precinct boundary lines to conform them to boundaries for congressional, SBOE and legislative districts. This new plan was adopted by the Commissioners Court during their September 13, 2011 meeting.

Plan GE 171 - Adopted

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On August 23, 2011, the Travis County Commissioners Court adopted a redistricting plan for county commissioner precincts. That plan was designated Plan GE 170 and can be viewed below.
NOTE: A revised map (Plan GE 171) was adopted on September 13, 2011.

Plan GE 170

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Subsequent to the earlier maps released for comment, Commissioners Margaret Gomez and Ron Davis proposed an additional plan, Plan GE 168.

Plan GE 168

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On Tuesday, August 16, the Commissioners Court asked the redistricting consultants to create five new plans, Plans GE 154, 155, 156, 159, and 165, based on combinations of prior proposed plans.

Plan GE 165

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Plan GE 159

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Plan GE 156

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Plan GE 155

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Plan GE 154

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Subsequent to the earlier maps released for comment, Commissioner Karen Huber proposed an additional map, Plan GE 150.

Plan GE 150 (Huber Plan 2)

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Subsequent to the earlier maps released for comment, Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt proposed an additional map, Plan GE 136.

Plan GE 136 (Eckhardt Plan)

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Based on the feedback received from the public, the redistricting consultants proposed Plan GE 109.

Plan GE 109

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Subsequent to the earlier maps released for comment, Commissioner Ron Davis proposed two additional plans, Plan GE 101 and Plan GE 100.

Plan GE 101 (Davis Plan 2)

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Plan GE 100 (Davis Plan 1)

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Subsequent to the earlier maps released for comment, Commissioner Karen Huber proposed an additional map, Plan GE 99.

Plan GE 99 (Huber Plan 1)

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Initial Plans

Plans GE 82, 87, and 88 constitute the first three proposed plans.

Plan GE 88

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Plan GE 87

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Plan GE 82

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JP and Constable Precinct Maps

Plan GE 118 makes four revisions to the map adopted by the Commissioners Court on August 16, 2011 (GE Plan 117). These revisions reflect minor changes to Justice of the Peace and Constable precinct boundary lines to conform them to boundaries for congressional, SBOE and legislative districts. This new plan was adopted by the Commissioners Court during their September 13, 2011 meeting

Plan GE 118 - JP/Constable Precinct Maps - Adopted

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On August 16, 2011, the Travis County Commissioners Court adopted a redistricting plan for Justice of the Peace and Constable precincts. That plan was designated Plan GE 117 and can be viewed below.
NOTE: A revised map (Plan GE 118) was adopted on September 13, 2011.

Plan GE 117 - JP/Constable Precinct Maps

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