The Dawn of Do-It-Yourself Redistricting?


Altman M, McDonald MP. The Dawn of Do-It-Yourself Redistricting?. Campaigns & Elections [Internet]. 2011 :38–42.


Collaborative mapping has the potential to fundamentally change redistricting. A state’s redistricting authority—be it the legislature or a commission—can solicit public input to draw lines that are in communities’ stated interests. And, if a member of the public creates a redistricting plan that exceeds a state redistricting authority’s plan in meeting the legal requirements, the media and the courts may take a jaundiced view of the state’s original plan.


See also: GIS, Open Government
Last updated on 10/11/2013