2021 Redistricting Data

Andrew Drechsler filed this request with the Florida Senate of Florida.
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From: Andrew Drechsler

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any raw data that the Senate Committee on Reapportionment 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 Florida House of Representatives, Florida 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
-Population projections
-Voter file data

As well as any other data used by the Florida State Legislature 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.

Sincerely,

Andrew Drechsler

From: Florida Senate

Dear Mr. Drechsler:

The Senate received your public records request dated July 8, 2021, for the following:

"Any raw data that the Senate Committee on Reapportionment 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 Florida House of Representatives, Florida 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
-Population projections
-Voter file data

As well as any other data used by the Florida State Legislature 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."
A response to this request will be given in a reasonable amount of time. Should this request result in an extensive use of Senate information technology resources, clerical or supervisory assistance, an extensive use fee estimate will be provided for approval prior to processing the request.

The Senate provides this response pursuant to Article 1, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution, section 11.0431, Florida Statutes, and Senate Rule 1.48. Under Article 1, Section 24(c) of the Florida Constitution, each house of the Legislature is exclusively authorized to adopt rules governing the enforcement of the maintenance, control and disposition of public records with respect to their own public records.

The Senate will be in contact should any additional information be needed. Otherwise, a notification will be sent once the records are ready for release.

Sincerely,

Michelle

Michelle Perez
Public Records Manager
Office of the Senate General Counsel
302 The Capitol
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Phone: (850) 487-5237
Fax: (850) 487-6444

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