The U.S. Department of Justice has just been sent the City Council’s adopted redistricting map, says assistant city attorney Barbara McAninch.
The next step involves a 60-day window review — a clock that stops and starts again, essentially, whenever the DOJ has questions regarding the map.
If you’d like to share some thoughts of your own with the feds, here’s how (and yep, it has to be done by snail mail):
Via regular U.S. Postal Service, you can address comments to the Chief, Voting Section, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, Room 7254–NWB, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20530. If you opt for UPS or another means of delivery, the recipient and room number will stay the same, but the address differs: 1800 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20006.
All comments should be marked “Comment under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act,” and include “Dallas” and the Attorney General’s file number (2011– 4417) in the subject line.