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In New York, the state legislature currently draws both congressional and state legislative districts, subject largely to federal constitutional and statutory limitations.
On December 14, 2010 Erika Wood gave testimony before the Legislative Task Force on Redistricting and Reapportionment. Her testimony was about the New York redistricting process.
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.
This summary captures the provisions of state law that require consideration of “communities of interest.”
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.