Census Data & Redistricting Efforts
Every 10 years, the census determines our statewide population count, which in turn affects a wide range of funding and services that are critically needed in our communities. The redistricting process that follows determines the districts that we will vote in for the next 10 years – shaping our people’s ability to be fairly represented in the Alaska legislature. There is a lot of room for growth: though our population alone means we should have a minimum of 16 seats in the state legislature, due to multiple factors including redistricting our communities have only been able to achieve up to 6 seats.
Despite this, we are continuing to work hard to ensure our peoples are equitably represented in these processes.