What is redistricting? Why is it done?
Who is in charge of redistricting?
As of 2014, New York’s congressional and state legislative lines are drawn by an independent commission, subject to modification by a supermajority of the state legislature. The ten members of the independent commission have been appointed; one of the commissioners has sued the state over the commission’s staffing and funding. (Spencer)
When does redistricting take place?
Redistricting takes place one year after the census. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Census Bureau pushed back its data release deadline to August 2021.
What criteria is used to draw district lines?
What is the difference between redistricting and reapportionment?
As population changes across the country and within the state, the number of seats each state may increase or decrease, and that change itself is reapportionment. Redistricting is the process of drawing these new district boundaries.