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Redistricting

Government Redistricting Web Sites

 

The decennial population Census of the United States is constitutionally required for determining congressional representation. After each decennial census, the Census Bureau assigns each state the number of seats it will have in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next ten years. Individual states are given the responsibility of drawing legislative boundaries for congressional districts as well as for state legislative districts. In some states, this process is done by the state legislature and in other states it is done by independent commissions. This process will occurr again following the 2011 release of state population data from the 2010 Census.

Sample Library of Congress Subject searches you can conduct in the Purdue Libraries online catalog for books on this topic include:

Apportionment (Election Law) United States
Election Districts United States
Gerrymandering United States
Proportional Representation
Representative Government and Representation United States

Most state governments have Internet websites featuring information about their redistricting practices and policies. Examples of general resources on redistricting can be found at the following sites which describe post 2000 population census redistricting.:

Census Bureau Redistricting Site

113th Congressional and 2012 State Legislative District Plans


Congressional Directory

Congressional Research Service Reports
(Courtesy-University of North Texas Library)
National Conference of State Legislatures (Non-governmental)

Most U.S. states have redistricting sites. These are listed below and some states have more than one site.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia 
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana Apportionment & Reapportionment Maps (1940s-Present)(Courtesy-Indiana University Libraries)
Indiana (2001 districts) State House Map, State Senate Map, and Congressional District Map

Indiana-Rethinking Redistricting

Redistricting reform proposals presented in Sept. 2009 by then Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita.

Indiana State House & Senate District Descriptions (2001 law)

Indiana Congressional District Descriptions (2001 law)

Indiana 2011 Redistricting Bills

Proposed 2011 Congressional District Maps (Drawn by Senate Republicans) 

Approved 2011 Congressional Districts House Bill 1602

Proposed 2011 Indiana State Senate Maps (Drawn by Senate Republicans) 

Proposed 2011 Indiana House State Representative Maps (Drawn by House Republicans) 

Proposed 2011 Redistricting Maps (Drawn by Indiana Senate Democrats) 

Approved 2011 Indiana State Legislative Districts House Bill 1601

Iowa
Kansas (2001-2002 data) Kansas (2011 information)

Kentucky

(2001 data Kentucky, here, and here

Louisiana 2011

Louisiana (2001-2003)

Maryland (2001 data) 2011 work won't start until Summer 2011.
Massachusetts

Michigan 2011

Michigan (2001 data)

Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri (2011 redistricting bills)
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire House Redistricting Committee
New Jersey
New Jersey (2001 map)
New Mexico

New York

2012 New York Senate Redistricting

North Carolina

North Dakota 2011

North Dakota (2009 Report)

North Dakota (2001 data)

Ohio

Ohio (2001 data)

 

Oklahoma House Redistricting Committee

Oklahoma Redistricting Report

 

 

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania (2001 data)

Rhode Island
South Carolina

South Dakota

South Dakota (2001 data)

Tennessee
Texas

Utah

Utah (2001 data)

Vermont
Virginia
Washington

West Virginia

West Virginia (2001 data)

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Wyoming (2002 data)

 

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