Organized by Utah Redistricting Coalition in UT
Utahns deserve fair maps! From education to immigration, from healthcare to clean air, redistricting is at the core of all the public policies that directly impact your life. By sharing what defines your community, you can give your community a voice and help shape Utah's voting maps for the next 10 years. Our democracy is strongest when the people are able to vote within fair districts. And in order to have fair districts, we must keep communities united. Thank you for being part of the solution by defining your community!
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.