Like most municipalities, the City of New Hampton is in a holding pattern when it comes to redistricting based on the 2020 census data.
Until state legislators approve a new map for congressional and legislative districts, New Hampton’s redistricting committee can not establish or make changes to their voting precincts and wards. Mayor Bobby Schwickerath says they’re ready to go to work as soon as the state map is approved.
Governor Kim Reynolds has called another special state legislative session for Thursday, October 28, for lawmakers to vote on the latest map from the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA). Lawmakers can only vote yes or no to the new map. If rejected, the LSA has another 35 days to draw a third map, which legislators could make edits to.