What would make redistricting practices most effective?

Following each U.S. census, states re-draw the boundaries for congressional and legislative districts. While redistricting is intended to balance representation to account for population shifts, the process often is riddled with politics and may not allow citizen input.

Make your suggestions for improving redistricting practices on this page.

See your state's Corruption Risk Report Card.


Use redistricting juries and take advantage of Maryland's state constitutional convention referendum

For an accessible introduction to these recommendations, see my Feb. 12, 2012 Washington Post op-ed, "It will take a con-con to untangle Maryland’s gerrymanders."  For more background, see www.MarylandConCon.org.

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