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Geographic Information Services | Redistricting 2010

Minnesota Redistricting Timetable for 2010

Date Milestone
2004-2006 Census Phase 1 - State Legislative District Project
July 2005 State leaders designate census liaisons for Phase 1
2007-2009 Census Phase 2 - Voting District/Block Boundary Suggestion Project
July 2007 Census Bureau invitation to participate in Phase 2
July 2008 New Orleans, LA meeting of NCSL Redistricting and Elections Committee
November 4, 2008 General election
November 2008 NCSL publishes Redistricting Case Summaries from the 2000s
March 2009 Budget for hardware and software must be ready
2009-2011 NCSL/Census Bureau redistricting workshops for legislators and staff
October 2009
  • NCSL publishes Redistricting Law 2010
  • NCSL publishes Redistricting Profiles 2010
January 1, 2010
  • Precinct boundaries frozen
  • Final city boundary adjustments to Census Bureau
April 1, 2010 Census Day
Summer-Fall 2010 Final upgrades to hardware and software
November 2, 2010
  • General election
  • Map drafters identified
December 31, 2010
  • State population reported to President
  • Congressional seats reapportioned
January-March 2011
  • Census Phase 3 - block populations reported to state census liaisons
  • Redistricting begins
February 21, 2012 Legislative and congressional redistricting complete
May 6, 2012 Candidates must establish residence in legislative district
June 05, 2012 Candidate filing deadline
August 14, 2012 State primary
November 6, 2012 General election