2021 Redistricting Data

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any raw data that the Committee on Reapportionment and 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 Georgia House of Representatives, Georgia 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 Georgia 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Andrew Drechsler

From: Georgia State Senate

Good afternoon,
Your recent correspondence requesting material related to redistricting has been forwarded to the Office of Legislative Counsel for response.
The Georgia General Assembly and its members, staff, committees, and offices are not subject to Georgia’s open records laws. Institute for Justice v. Reilly, 351 Ga. App. 317 (2019), cert. denied, 2020 Ga. LEXIS 146 (February 28, 2020); see Coggin v. Davey, 233 Ga. 407 (1975); O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70(b).
The General Assembly has made publicly available materials related to Georgia’s redistricting process accessible via the internet. These materials, whether from the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office, the House Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Committee, or the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee, can be viewed on the General Assembly’s website (https://www.legis.ga.gov/). You may want to start your review of such documents and information by going to the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office webpage (https://www.legis.ga.gov/joint-office/reapportionment). As the redistricting process continues, additional documents will be made available on the General Assembly’s website.

From: Georgia State Senate

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