The basics of Indiana Redistricting

Background of the Fight to End Partisan Redistricting in Indiana

  • In 2019¬†Senator Greg Walker, Randy Head, Mike Bohacek and John Ruckelshaus authored¬†Senate Bill 105. While the bill passed the Senate, the House Elections Chair, Tim Wesco, failed to give the bill a hearing.
  • In 2017 and 2018, Speaker of the House Brian Bosma and Rep. Jerry Torr sponsored legislation based on this recommendation. It received a hearing in the Elections Committee but not a vote. The bill died after receiving overwhelming support in the Senate in 2018.
  • In 2016, the Special Interim Committee on Redistricting, a bipartisan panel of legislators and citizens recommended the General Assembly pass a law to create a 9 member redistricting commission.