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By Christi Zamarripa

Do you know what “one person, one vote” is? What about “legislative privilege”?

NCSL's "Red Book" coverIf you are a legislator or legislative staff member, the answers to these questions are essential because the once-in-a-decade process of redistricting is not far away—and your state is in the midst of preparations now.

Have no fear. NCSL’s "Redistricting Law 2020"—affectionately known as the red book—is your comprehensive resource for redistricting.

The book covers 10 legal topics critical to redistricting and provides vital data for states as they create new legislative and congressional districts that can meet state objectives, withstand challenges, and hold up for a decade.

This 282-page reference was created by legislative staff from throughout the nation. Editors Michelle Davis (Maryland), Jeff Wice (New York) and Frank Strigari (Ohio) deserve huge helpings of credit, and NCSL sends its heartfelt appreciation to them.

The executive summary is available on the webpage. To receive a hard copy of the tome, legislators and legislative staff just need to place an order. For others, the book runs $95. Order your red book today. Contact me if you need any assistance.

Christi Zamarripa is a policy associate with NCSL’s Elections and Redistricting Program.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.