Redistricting Research and Presentations

Research and Presentations

The materials listed here were presented to the NCSL Redistricting and Elections Committee. These materials reflect the views of the authors and are not the views or position of the National Conference of State Legislatures.


  • The 50% Rule for Minority Districts: Supreme Court to Tackle Contentious Voting Rights Issue! Podcast re: case from NC with potential to resolve one of the most pressing questions about compliance with Sec 2-Voting Rights Act.
  • Voting Right Act: View the presentation by J. Gerald Hebert, Executive Director and Director of Litigation, Campaign Legal Center
  • District Competitiveness--View the presentation by Professor Michael McDonald from George Mason University in Virginia.
  • Communities of Interest in Redistricting--view the presentation by Douglas Johnson of National Demographics Incorporation from California.
  • The 50 Percent Rule for Minority Districts: View the presentation by Bill Gilkeson from the North Carolina Legislative Research Division.
  • Building the Database for Redistricting. --a presentation by Kim Brace from Election Data Services to NCSL's Redistricting and Elections Committee on April 25, 2008.
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