A Citizen's Guide to Redistricting
139 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2010 Last revised: 6 Dec 2010
Date Written: June 28, 2008
A Citizen’s Guide to Redistricting provides engaged citizens with an accessible overview of redistricting for state and federal office. The guide is intended as an introduction for students of the redistricting process, and as a reference tool for practitioners, experts, policymakers, and academics. It offers a description of the procedural and substantive rules governing redistricting today, for state legislative and congressional districts in all 50 states, and reviews components of proposals for reform in the future. Replete with tables, illustrations, and maps, the Citizen’s Guide presents an enormous amount of information in accessible form, and provides a robust background for discussion as the next redistricting cycle approaches.
(Written at Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.)
Keywords: redistricting, primer, basics, reference, districts, gerrymandering
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