Representable allows 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.
Organized by People Not Politicians in OK
In Oklahoma, districts are drawn by the state Legislature by ordinary statute, and are subject to the governor's veto. If the Legislature fails to pass a plan, a seven-member backup commission assumes redistricting authority.
In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, Oklahoma’s state constitution requires that state Senate districts:
In 2011, the redistricting committee adopted guidelines with these same criteria for state House and congressional districts.
In the redistricting process, your state requires the consideration of communities of interest (COIs). A community of interest is a long-standing population that shares social, cultural, ethnic, and economic similarities. 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.