Rhode Island Reapportionment & Redistricting Process
Welcome to the new website set up to provide information to Rhode Island residents about the reapportionment and redistricting process that has been set up to reflect the results of the new 2010 Census. State and Federal law requires that if the differences in populations between the various districts are too large, then a redrawing of the district boundaries must take place. The data shown under "Existing Districts" in the banner of this page shows that to be the case. As a result, the General Assembly has established a reapportionment commission to advise them on plan alternatives and has hired a redistricting consultant to assist the process.
The General Assembly must have a new plan in place in time for the filing deadlines for the 2012 elections.
Viewers are encouraged to sign up to receive e-mail notifications when changes and updates are made to this website. Please submit your e-mail address here.
For the new Statewide plans enacted by the State of Rhode Island, please click here.
For maps of new individual district boundaries, click on the desired branch and the far right column of the matrix.
For maps and data of alternative Statewide proposals released to the Rhode Island Reapportionment Commission, please click here.
TV Schedule for Reapportionment Commission Hearings
Besides being viewable from this website at any time, the hearings of the Reapportionment Commission are rebroadcast on "The Statewide Interconnect Channel C" at 10am the morning after each meeting, and then at various other times when airtime is available. A daily schedule schedule is available here (http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/CapitolTV/schedule.jpg).
Cable TV subscribers to Cox and Full Channel Cable can find the "Statewide Interconnect Channel" on channel 15. Verizon Fios customers should turn to channel 34.