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 2020 Census data shows that to be the case. As a result, the Rhode Island 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 2022 elections.
Newport residents will also have a chance to participate in a similar local process, guided by the City's Canvassing Authority.
March 17th Public Information Session
City Council Chambers
2nd Floor | 43 Broadway | Newport
(Click Above for Meeting ID & Password)
The Canvassing Authority held its first of several public sessions on February 1, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Click below to watch the video.
This info session provided an overview of the process and the work to be conducted with regard to the redrawing of the City’s ward and precinct lines.
Feb. 1st Public Meeting
For questions about how to get involved, please contact the City's Canvassing Office at (401) 845-5386
43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 845-5300 (M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
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