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Now Available: NCSL’s 50-State Summary of Redistricting Systems

If you’d asked NCSL’s elections and redistricting team at the beginning of the year what the hottest issues of 2020 would be, we would have said two things: the 2020 elections and the run-up to next year’s redistricting.

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Census 2020: Counting the Hard-to-Count in Alaska 

For the last three censuses, the Census Bureau has selected a remote Alaska village to be the first community to be counted.

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Redistricting From the Right and the Left

Redistricting is the million-piece jigsaw puzzle of American politics.

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Redistricting: The Most Consequential Election of the Decade is Upon Us

This year, 5,025 legislators who will participate in redistricting (which we refer to here as “redistricters”) will be elected, giving them the power to shape politics in their states for the next 10 years—far longer than a four-year presidential term.

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Redistricting Law: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

The 2010s have been an active decade for redistricting litigation. Almost nine years since the 2010 census data was delivered to the states, litigation against district plans continues in multiple states.

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Extra, Extra! Read All About It: 'Red Book' Is Out!

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

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Redistricting, Explained Graphically

Arcane. Complex. Incomprehensible. These are words often used to describe redistricting. We all know the old saw that a picture is worth a thousand words, so NCSL decided to give pictures a chance at explaining what redistricting is all about. We hired a graphic recorder, Matt Orley of Big Paper Strategy, to draw what he heard at October’s redistricting seminar.

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Nov. 5 Election Helps Determine Who Will Redistrict Next

From ballot initiatives to school boards to city councils, a lot is on the table in these off-year elections. But perhaps nothing will be as consequential for future policy decisions as the elections for those officials who will draw legislative and congressional districts following the 2020 census.

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Redistricting Technology Webinar Sept. 12

On Thursday, Sept. 12, NCSL will host a webinar to get the redistricting ball rolling, Redistricting Technology: What to Think About As The Next Cycle Approaches.

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Redistricting and the Law

Tuesday’s “Redistricting and the Law” session at NCSL’s Legislative Summit fell on a date familiar to many in the room. It was on Aug. 6, 1965, that Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which outlawed racial discrimination in voting.

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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.