U.S. Congressional Districts – Commission. The NJ Redistricting Commission, composed of 13 members, is responsible for congressional redistricting. It is formed by August 15, 2011 at the latest. The speaker of the General Assembly, the president of the Senate, the minority leaders of both Houses and the chairpersons of the two largest political parties in the state must each appoint 2 members. The thirteenth member is chosen by majority vote of the appointed 12, otherwise the state Supreme Court selects an independent chair, choosing between the 2 nominees who got the most votes on the commission’s last ballot. There is no gubernatorial veto for the plan.
State Legislative Districts – Commission. Apportionment Commission, a 10 person Commission, is responsible for redistricting state legislative districts. The chairs of the two
largest political parties in the state each select 5 members. If the 10 members cannot develop a
legislative redistricting plan before the deadline, the Chief Justice of state Supreme Court will
name 11th member. There is no gubernatorial veto for the plan.