Redistricting

Redistricting

LWVSC supports implementing the League’s one-person, one-vote position by the following:
1. Drawing new district lines at all levels following the decennial census to reflect strict anti-gerrymandering standards, including:
    a. Prompt judicial review.
    b. Equality of population size among districts.
    c. District lines that minimize division of established election districts for precincts, cities, and counties.
    d. Compact and contiguous districts.
    e. Rejection of district lines drawn for the purpose of advantage or disadvantage to any political party, incumbent, or any other               person or group.
    f. Rejection of lines that dilute the voting strength of any minority.
   g. Rejection of the use of addresses of incumbents, political affiliation of registered voters, previous election returns, or                          demographic information other than population as criteria for redistricting and reapportionment.
2. Redrawing precinct lines to conform to South Carolina House and Senate district lines after each redistricting, with a
state-mandated minimum and maximum number of voters per precinct.
3. Creating a nonpartisan and independent reapportionment commission to reapportion the South Carolina House, Senate, and Congressional districts.

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