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Redistricting Technology

Redistricting Technology

MAPS IN THE CLOUD

DatabaseHow can states leverage the web and cloud data storage in the 2011 redistricting process? The Florida House and Senate are developing web-based redistricting systems. Participants will see two approaches to web-based line drawing from the sunshine state..

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IS YOUR DATABASE READY?

DataThe data needs for redistricting can seem overwhelming. Will your state's database be ready to go when census data arrives next February and March? What can go wrong with a database and how can you avoid problems?

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REDISTRICTING COMMISSIONS

Twenty-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

Although 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. 

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OVERVIEW | TECHNOLOGY

Every ten years, once they receive detailed census data, state legislators nationwide begin redrawing state legislative and congressional districts. Although many traditional geographical, legal and political challenges that accompany redistricting will remain unchanged from previous decades, new advances in technology continue to transform how the process is conducted. Because redistricting occurs only every 10 years, legislatures are faced with the challenge of updating their software, databases and computer systems to meet the growing needs and expectations of members, staff and the general public.

 

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