Gerrymandering Explored

Redistricting is the process by which new congressional and state legislative district boundaries are drawn. All United States Representatives and state legislators are elected from political divisions called districts.

District lines are redrawn every 10 years following completion of the United States census. The federal government stipulates that districts must have nearly equal populations and must not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.

US Websites:   Ballotpedia   Wikipedia   Brennan Center of Justice   Fairvote   The Atlas of Redistricting  Redistricting Game   Princeton Gerrymandering Project

Virginia WebsitesVirginia Division of Legislative Services    OneVirginia2021

Virginia Articles Flood of Va. bills seek end to gerrymandering, redistricting reforms

About Redistricting

Redistricting is the process by which new congressional and state legislative district boundaries are drawn. All United States Representatives and state legislators are elected from political divisions called districts.

District lines are redrawn every 10 years following completion of the United States census. The federal government stipulates that districts must have nearly equal populations and must not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.

US WebsitesBallotpedia   Wikipedia   Brennan Center of Justice   Fairvote   The Atlas of Redistricting  Redistricting Game

Virginia WebsitesVirginia Division of Legislative Services    OneVirginia2021

Virginia Articles Flood of Va. bills seek end to gerrymandering, redistricting reforms

OneVirginia2021

OneVirginia2021 is a leader in advocating for fair redistricting in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They are organizing through local, regional, and statewide efforts and rely on residents for support and participation.

OneVirginia2021 partners with individuals and organizations to raise awareness, provide information, and work with legislators to implement meaningful reformEvery decade, with recent results of the census in hand, legislative districts are drawn. Redrawing political lines is a powerful tool that determines who wins an election, controls the legislature, and ultimately which laws pass.

In Virginia, legislators create the criteria and draw their own districts. This is a manipulative process known as gerrymandering, and we must create a system that more fairly draws political lines.

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