The Legal Process of Redistricting
- Redistricting happens every ten years, after the federal census. The purpose is to equalize the population of Congressional and legislative districts.
- In 44 of the 50 states, state legislatures are in charge of redistricting.
- In Indiana, the General Assembly draws the maps for Congress and the state legislature. Requirements are equal population, compliance with the Voting Rights Act and contiguity.
- A 2014 study by the University of Chicago found that Indiana’s House districts are among the most gerrymandered or partisan.