Welcome to GeoCivics
While your whole state votes together for U.S. Senators, you might not be sure who else votes with you in your district for U.S. House or State Representatives. Get to know your neighbors with an activity from the U.S. Census or follow Wisconsin's example to "Know Your Voting Map and Why It Matters".
Political representation is not the only factor affected by partisan redistricting. A 2018 study found that access to consumer credit, particularly for those living on the margins, is decreased for people who live in gerrymandered districts. Listen to an interview with the author on Marketplace or read the original research paper.
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 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
- Explore 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 more details about the redistricting process in my state?