By ROBERT NOTT
New Mexico lawmakers hoping to tackle a major state redistricting plan in a September special session got some surprising news today.
They may have to wait until November or December, due to census data delays.
Albuquerque pollster Brian Sanderoff, whose company Research & Polling Inc. plans to help compile data for the redistricting effort, told members of the Legislative Council the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the 2020 U.S. census, which will hinder New Mexico’s process of drawing new voting district boundaries based on population changes.
“We can’t do our work until