Research

  • Just in time for the upcoming redistricting cycle, this guide provides engaged citizens with the knowledge and tools they need to get involved with this round of redistricting, and to work toward continuing reform in the decades to come.

    November 29, 2010
  • This summary captures the provisions of state law that require consideration of “communities of interest.”

    November 26, 2010
  • Each state decides for itself who draws its district lines, which has led to a few different models: state legislature, political commissions and independent comissions

    State legislature

    • In 37 states, the state legislature has the power to draw the lines of state legislative districts.  In each of these states, and six others, the legislature also draws congressional district lines. 

    June 1, 2010
  • In Utah, the state legislature currently draws both congressional and state legislative districts, subject only to federal constitutional and statutory limitations.

    Read more about Utah's redistricting process.

    Other Resources

    May 11, 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.

    May 5, 2010

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