Reapportionment Commission

Reapportionment ensures each political district has been created equally using census data. Reapportionment is conducted every ten (10) years following the census. The next reapportionment will be conducted in 2021. The Commission will review the distribution of the population and re-draw the political districts to ensure that citizens are equally represented.

Meeting Notices

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Meetings

Meeting DateAgendaMeeting MaterialsVideoWritten Summary for Video Record
October 14, 2021AgendaMeeting Materials
Supplemental Meeting Materials
VideoWritten Summary
September 9, 2021AgendaMeeting Materials
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August 26, 2021AgendaMeeting Materials
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VideoWritten Summary
July 20, 2021AgendaMeeting Materials
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July 06, 2021AgendaMeeting Materials
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May 17, 2021AgendaMeeting Materials
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April 13, 2021AgendaMeeting Materials
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Redistricting Plans

Reapportionment Commission

The Reapportionment Commission is composed of the following:

  • Two (2) members are selected by the Senate President
  • Two (2) members are selected by the House Speaker
  • Two (2) members are selected by a member of the Senate who is chosen by his/her peers who belong to a different political party from the Senate President
  • Two (2) members are selected by a member of the House who is chosen by his/her peers who belong to a different political party from the House Speaker
  • One (1) member is selected by three-fourths vote (6 votes) of the Reapportionment Commission to serve as Chairperson

View Reapportionment Commission Members

An Advisory Council from each basic island unit is established to serve in an advisory capacity to the commission for matters affecting its island unit. Each of the four (4) officials designated as selecting authorities for the commission, will also select one person for each basic island unit. Each council will elect its own chairperson and may elect other officers.

The basic island units are:

  • Island of Hawaii
  • Islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe
  • Islands of Kauai and Niihau
  • Island of Oahu

View Advisory Council Members

Notice of Advisory Council meetings may be viewed here.

The Commission conducts public hearings and consults with the Advisory Council of each basic island unit during the preparation of the reapportionment plan. Within one hundred (100) days from the date all members of the commission are certified, the proposed reapportionment plan must be completed, and public notice will be given statewide. After publication of the reapportionment plan, the Commission must hold at least one (1) public hearing on the proposed plan in each basic island unit. After the public hearings, the Commission may revise the proposed plan, if necessary.

Due to COVID-19, on February 12, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a delay in the delivery of the 2020 redistricting data that would be necessary for the Commission to meet these deadlines. As a result, on July 7, 2021, the Hawaii State Supreme Court granted the State of Hawaii’s petition to extend these deadlines. The Commission is required to: “(1) issue a public notice of the Commission’s proposed legislative and congressional reapportionment plans no later than January 8, 2022; and (2) file its final legislative and congressional reapportionment plans with the Chief Election Officer no later than February 27, 2022.” View the Hawaii State Supreme Court’s Order here

Past Reapportionment Plans

Contact
Reapportionment Commission
c/o Office of Elections
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Phone: (808) 453-8683
Email: [email protected]


Last Updated on October 15, 2021