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FALL FORUM

2013 fall forum logo The Redistricting and Elections Task Force held several sessions at NCSL's 2013 Fall Forum in Washington, D.C. on December 3 and 4.  The task force  developed an exciting program that provided a strong overview on issues sure to impact the future of redistricting and the upcoming 2014 elections. Voting technology, Congressional updates, the future of the Voting Rights Act, and other topics were offered.

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REDISTRICTING COMMISSIONS

Hat and FlagTwenty-one states have a redistricting commission that draws up the plan, advises the legislature on drawing up the plan or acts as a backup if the legislature fails to draw up the plan for legislative districts.

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REDISTRICTING WEBSITES

computerAlthough every state is constitutionally required to undergo redistricting, not every state completes the process in the same way. To learn more about how states approach the complicated task of redistricting visit their websites. Quick links to state legislative redistricting websites are available.

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COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST

CityCourts have said that states must consider traditional redistricting principles when drawing plans including taking into consideration "communities of interest." How does a state determine a community of interest and what does the concept really mean?

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OVERVIEW | REDISTRICTING

Redistricting is the process of redrawing state legislative and congressional district boundaries every 10 years by state legislatures following the decennial U.S. Census. NCSL helps prepare legislatures and others for the redistricting cycle with comprehensive information on redistricting law, technology and process. NCSL collects data and information on new legislative and congressional districts.


For more information, contact: Morgan Cullen, NCSL Staff Liaison.


 

 

TASK FORCE

NCSL’s Redistricting and Elections Task Force, a project of NCSL’s Executive Committee, focuses on redistricting, election law and campaign finance regulation.  The task force sets the agenda for NCSL staff who work in these areas, and provides educational opportunities for legislators and legislative staff through meetings, webinars and field trips.

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REDISTRICTING LAW

Book This new book from NCSL summarizes the legal framework that governs redistricting and serves as a guide for map drawing or analyzing or litigating district plans.

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