Board member Budd Simpson said the benefits of more compact districts in the final map make it more likely to withstand a legal challenge than a proposal by Bethany Marcum, a fellow appointee of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
In one draft map, seven Democratic representatives were combined in three districts, while no Republicans were.
Alaska’s top cybersecurity official quietly left his job last month as the state was grappled with a pair of cyberattacks.
Gov. Dunleavy will now be asked to choose Dani Crosby, Jennifer Stuart Henderson or Yvonne Lamoureux to fill the seat going vacant when Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger retires in June.
Jury trials in misdemeanor cases were earlier expected to resume Nov. 2.
A case was brought before the court to test the limits of the state’s power to regulate free speech in corporate elections.