|Submitted||July 1, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Any raw data that the Senate Special Committee on Redistricting has used or will use as part of the decennial redistricting process following the 2020 Census to draw draft and/or final district maps for the Texas House of Representatives, Texas State Senate and U.S. Congressional districts, which could include any of the following:
-Primary, general, and special election results for any elections state legislative, US congressional, statewide candidate or ballot measure between 2011-2020
-Primary, general, and special election precinct boundaries for any elections between 2011-2020
-Voter registration and turnout data between 2011-2020
-Incarcerated population reallocation data
-Candidate and incumbent address data
-Voter file data
As well as any other data used by the Texas State Senate in preparing draft or final maps.
In addition to the raw data, which means the original data collected before it has been processed, transformed, or otherwise altered, I hereby request any documentation describing how the raw data was collected and processed for use in map drawing, as well as any internal communication among elected officials and/or government employees about data preparation, management, cleaning, formatting, or otherwise changing or manipulating the data, or about map drawing.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Drechsler,
At the current time there are no responsive documents to your request as the Senate has not used any raw data to draw maps because no maps have been drawn and no determinations have been made as to what potential raw data will be used when draft maps are drawn.
Secretary of the Senate
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, Texas 78711
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