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POLICY AND ELECTIONS TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

Santa FeJoin legislators, election administrators and other experts June 3-5 in Santa Fe for an interactive and engaging discussion on trends in elections technology. See a preliminary agenda here.

 

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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 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: Wendy Underhill, NCSL Staff Liaison.


 

 

STANDING COMMITTEE

NCSL’s Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee focuses on redistricting, election law and campaign finance regulation.  The Standing Committee 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 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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