Welcome to GeoCivics
Were there other ways to draw congressional redistricting maps? Yes! For alternative perspectives, explore the approach by FiveThirtyEight, which investigates the limitations of Republican and Democratic maps. Or check out "Notable Maps" on Dave's Redistricting App, with the best rating prioritizing various redistricting criteria.
Read about the most transparent mapping process in the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Committee of Seventy's Draw the Lines PA salutes The Citizen Map Corps and countless others involved in the project. Public engagement in redistricting changes how maps are constructed and discussed.
Wondering "whether increased accessibility of demographic data and geospatial tools will push official mapping processes to reflect more accurately the electorate in states across the country, or whether they will be manipulated to further skew district lines to favor one group"? Read Rebecca Theobald's observations in Political Geography.
REDISTRICTING RESOURCES FOR:
How can I participate in REDISTRICTING?
UNDERSTAND the US Census and the process for apportionment and redistricting
- Watch videos from the U.S. Census and GeoCivics
- Listen to the TEDx Talk, Redistricting of the people, by the people, and for the people
- Do your state’s ‘On the Move’ lesson
SHARE your knowledge
- Encourage your family and friends to be active participants in the redistricting process
Where can I find details about the redistricting process in my state?