With census data in hand, Florida lawmakers to begin redistricting process in fall

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The Florida Legislature is set to begin its decennial redistricting process, most likely in September, after the long-awaited release of 2020 U.S. Census Bureau state and county population breakdowns.

The newly-posted census population and ethnicity data will be used to redraw 429 U.S. House districts in 44 states and 7,383 state legislative districts nationwide.

The data will be used by the Florida Senate’s Reapportionment Committee to reconfigure its 40 Senate districts, and the Florida House Legislative Redistricting Committee will do the same with its 120 House districts.

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