FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2011
Contact: Annette Corallo
Phone: (602) 452-3098
State Seeks Applicants for Independent Redistricting Commission
Applications are currently be accepted by the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments for a vacancy on the Independent Redistricting Commission, which is mapping Arizona's congressional and legislative districts.
The person who fills this vacancy will serve as the chair of the Redistricting Commission.
Residents of all Arizona counties are eligible to apply. To be eligible, an applicant must be a registered Arizona voter who has been continuously registered with any party not already represented on the Independent Redistricting Commission or registered as unaffiliated with any political party for the last three years.
Registered Democrats and Republicans are not eligible for this position because two members from those parties are already serving on the Redistricting Commission.
People who have held or run for a public office (other than a school board), served as an officer of a political party or a candidate's campaign committee, or worked as a registered paid lobbyist during the past three years are also not eligible.
Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on November 15, 2011. Application forms are available at www.azcourts.gov/jnc/IRCNominations.aspx, by calling (602) 452-3311, or at 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix.
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and nominate a pool of three candidates to be provided to the Independent Redistricting Commission. The new member will be chosen by the four members already serving on the Redistricting Commission.
Redistricting Commission members are barred from seeking or holding any public office in Arizona or for registration as a paid lobbyist during their term on the commission and for three years following.
IRC Web Site - https://www.azcourts.gov/jnc/ircnominations.aspx
Application - https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/75/IRC%20App%207_11.pdf
Information for Applicants - https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/75/IRC%20App%20Info%207_11.pdf
About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 16,000 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.
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