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Time Line
Proposed Redistricting Timeline
April 1, 2010:

Census Day

December 2010:

President of the U.S. notified of the population of each state

January 2011:

State Informed About Number of Congressional Seats allocated to Louisiana

February __, 2011:

Census Data is delivered to the Legislature

February __, 2011:

Committee hearing on Census data

February __-March __, 2011:

Public Hearings around the state

April __ - __, 2011:

Proposed Extraordinary Session to establish new Legislative, Congressional, Supreme Court, Public Service Commission, and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) districts

April 25 - June 23, 2011:

Regular Session

End of April-May 2, 2011:

Proposed deadline for Submission of Plans for preclearance

August 29, 2011:

Deadline for Secretary of State to receive notice of preclearance of plans for Legislature and BESE for inclusion on fall ballot (R.S. 18:1942)

September 6 - 8, 2011:

Qualifying dates for Legislative & BESE elections

October 22, 2011:

Primary Election for members of the legislature and elected BESE members

November 19, 2011:

General Election

December 31, 2011:

Article III, §6 deadline for the Legislature to redistrict itself

January 9, 2012:

Inauguration Day

March 26, 2012 - June 18, 2012:

Regular Session

June 27, 2012:

Deadline for Secretary of State to receive notice of preclearance of plans for Congress, Public Service Commission, Supreme Court, and other judgeships for inclusion on fall ballot (R.S. 18:1942)

July 5, 6, & 9, 2012:

Qualifying for regular elections

August 25, 2012:

First Party Primary for Congress

October 6, 2012:

Open Primary Election for Supreme Court and Public Service Commission and Second Party Primary for Congress

November 6, 2012:

General Election


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House & Governmental Affairs Committee 225-342-2403
Shawn O'Brien Secretary 225-342-2403
Patricia Lowrey - Dufour Legislative Analyst 225-342-2396
Mark Mahaffey Attorney 225-342-2598
Alfred Speer Clerk of the House 225-342-7259
Dr. William Blair Demographer 225-342-2591
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