California government auditors will begin accepting applications in June from citizens willing to help redraw state’s congressional and legislative maps.
Redistricting (Gerrymandering) articles on Democracy Chronicles
Redistricting, also known pejoratively as gerrymandering, refers to manipulation of the redrawing of districts to skew results towards a preferred party or candidate. With changes in population over time as cities grow and shrink, representative democracy requires adjusting border lines between electoral areas. For national elections, the U.S. Constitution outlines the need for a ten-year population count by census for national elections. The 50 states often have their own methods of redistricting. Also see our section on American democracy.
Fight against partisan gerrymandering in Supreme court of North Carolina’s 2016 congressional districting map and Maryland’s 2011 congressional map.
NAACP won ruling that allows their federal lawsuit challenging State of Connecticut’s discriminatory practice known as “prison gerrymandering” to proceed.
In a bill introduced by bipartisan groups, it was discovered that ending gerrymandering in N.Carolina in at least another decade might be now.
A publication by NSGIC shows that most voter registration systems and precinct boundaries have a long way to go before they can be supported by map data.
New Hampshire needs fair commission that is inclusive, transparent and gives all Granite Staters an equal say in democracy to fix its gerrymandering issues.
The LWV of Michigan and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today filed motion for approval of consent decree which would settle League’s gerrymandering case.
Legal teams taking two gerrymandering cases to the Supreme Court will preview strategies and path to victory annual Common Cause redistricting conference.
We are pleased that the Supreme Court will rehear two important cases concerning gerrymandering on the eve of the upcoming 2020 redistricting cycle.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments in a challenge to North Carolina’s 2016 congressional redistricting plan.