Gov. Kim Reynolds sets Oct. 28 special session for second redistricting vote
State lawmakers will return to the Iowa Capitol on Oct. 28 for a special legislative session where they will cast an up or down vote on a second set of proposed redistricting maps.
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the special session date on Friday. It will be the second special session this month after the Iowa Senate voted Tuesday to reject the first set of proposed congressional and legislative district maps.
States must complete the redistricting process once a decade to draw political boundaries that ensure equal representation as the state's population shifts. In the last decade, the population of rural Iowa has declined, while larger metro areas have seen growth.
Stephen Gruber-Miller covers the Iowa Statehouse and politics for the Register. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 515-284-8169. Follow him on Twitter at @sgrubermiller.