Redistricting

Redistricting

Ballot dropoff box on sidewalk

Action Alerts

On Friday, January 4, HR1 was introduced in the House of Representatives. This bill comprises a bold, transformative set of reforms to strengthen our democracy and return political power to the people.

LWVGA
Event Date: 
Feb 19 2019 - 8:00am
Event location: 

Paul D. Coverdell Legislative Office Building (aka CLOB)

Graphic by Stephen Nass providing an explanation of how a district can be gerrymandered.

Graph above by Stephen Nass

Why this is our top legislative priority:

The next U. S. census will take place in 2020. The information gathered will be used by the Georgia legislature to adjust Georgia State and Federal legislative districts. Over the next two years, LWVGA will work to pass legislation that will ensure the fairness of that redistricting process and minimize the chance that legislators will gerrymander Georgia districts.

The League of Women Voters believes responsibility for redistricting preferably should be vested in an independent special commission, with membership that reflects the diversity of the unit government, including citizens at large, representatives of public interest groups, and members of minority groups.

Every redistricting process should include:

Position

Support of a state redistricting process and standards that promote fair and effective representation in the state legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives with maximum opportunity for public scrutiny. Support of legislation establishing an independent, non-partisan commission with broad-based community representation as the preferred redistricting body.