Redistricting in Wisconsin

May 5, 2010

In Wisconsin, the state legislature currently draws both congressional and state legislative districts, subject to a few selfimposed constraints, and subject to federal constitutional and statutory limitations.Article IV of the Wisconsin Constitution governs redistricting; the legislature has adopted additional principles by statute, which it would also be free to amend. In the 2001 cycle, control was divided, with a Republican Governor, a Senate controlled by Democrats, and an Assembly controlled by Republicans. The redistricting process for state legislative districts deadlocked, and control fell to the courts.

Read more about Wisconsin's redistricting process.