Organized by Better Boundaries in UT
This year, the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission will work to draw district maps that keep communities whole. In order to that, they need your help! Draw your community on a map and Better Boundaries will submit that map to the commission so that your community can be protected.
This organization has partnered with Representable to allow people to draw communities of interest and share information about the interests and needs in those communities.
Making this information available encourages mapmakers to take these communities into account during redistricting, in order to avoid gerrymandering and the “packing and cracking” of marginalized groups.
In Utah, state legislative and congressional districts will be drawn first by a seven-member independent advisory redistricting commission, which will provide drafts and recommendations to the Legislature.
In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act,Utah’s recently amended state statutes require that state legislative and congressional districts:
In the redistricting process, your state requires the consideration of communities of interest (COIs). Though currently undefined under state law, a community of interest is typically a population that shares cultural, historical, or economic interests. Communities do not necessarily share the same political viewpoints or support for certain candidates or political parties. Add your community to contribute your voice to the redistricting process.