CLPP Reapportionment Lab
The Center for Leadership and Public Policy recently moved it's reapportionment lab to a brand new location in Downtown Montgomery. The lab is capable of supporting all redistricting needs for any county, city, town, or board of education in the State. Please contact us if you think we can be of service to you or your community.
CLPP Reapportionment Lab
32 Commerce Street, Suite 117
Montgomery, AL 36104
Executive Director, Myles Mayberry 334-229-6024
Manager of Demographic Research Services, Louis Hines 334-229-4524
What do we provide?
- Comprehensive, unbiased consulting and collaboration with community leaders and elected officials.
- Training sessions and meetings at our Downtown Montgomery location.
- Conversion of old data and maps to digital files.
- Creation of new and modifiable redistricting plans.
- Access to demographic data by Census block, group, and tract.
- Address locating services and voter data management.
- Submission of final plan.
- High-Definition maps printed on custom-sized, high-gloss paper. Framing available by request.
- Press releases for local and state news agencies.
- Continued customer support and access to digital map files.
What is Reapportionment?
Reapportionment is the redistribution of representation in a legislative body. On the federal level, Reapportionment is the process of determining how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Census Act of 1790 requires everyone living in the United States to be counted every ten years so that reapportionment can be completed. Consequently, the resulting population count from the Census determines how many Congressional seats will be distributed to each state.
The 2010 Census reported 308,745,538 people in the United States, meaning each US Congressional District (435 total) should have an ideal population of 709,760. Since Alabama's 2010 population was 4,779,736, Alabama was distributed seven seats to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011.
Following the 2020 Census, the new population figures for every state were released. High-growth states such as Florida, Texas, and Colorado were apportioned additional seats while low-growth states such as New York, Illinois, and West Virginia lost a seat. Alabama's population grew to 5,030,053 from 2010 to 2020 and was able to retain its seven U.S. Congressional seats.
What is Redistricting?
Redistricting is the process of drawing maps that divide each jurisdiction into sections (districts). Different maps are drawn for different types of seats such as those in the state legislature, county commissions, city councils, and boards of education. Like Reapportionment, the population must be distributed evenly among the districts so that the number of people living in each district is as close to the same as possible. The elected officials from each political entity are responsible for working together to create and approve a plan that is satisfactory under Alabama and Federal Law. To that effect, the aim of the CLPP Reapportionment Lab is to provide the public servants of Alabama with the tools, resources, and expertise that enables them to take advantage of the redistricting process so that it can be another opportunity to help citizens and guide communities towards the future.
Here are some of the groups that we have assisted in recent years:
Montgomery County Commission and BOE
Autauga County Commission and BOE
Lee County BOE
City of Selma
Choctaw County Commission
Sumter County Commission
Alabama State BOE
Chilton County Commission
Conecuh County Commission
City of Lafayette
Barbour County Commission and BOE
City of Prattville
Winston County Commission
City of Maplesville
Russell County BOE