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MAPPING AMERICA One community at a time.
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Your Community

by identifying shared interests and community needs.

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Draw a
Community Map

by choosing units that make up your community.

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Your Map

as public input for map makers to use when drawing new voting districts.

Vote Nevada

Organized by Vote Nevada in NV

Communities of interest maps for Nevada.

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 Nevada, maps are drawn by the Legislature by ordinary statute, and are subject to the Governor's veto, which the Legislature cannot override.

In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, Nevada’s state constitution requires that state legislative districts: 

  • respect county boundaries

In 2011, a Nevada state court issued additional criteria for the special masters drawing both state legislative and congressional districts, ordering that districts consider: 

  • contiguity
  • political subdivisions
  • communities of interest
  • compactness
  • avoiding pairing incumbents

In the redistricting process, your state has required the consideration of communities of interest (COIs). Under state law, a community of interest is a population that shares common social, economic, cultural, or language 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.

See community maps drawn in Nevada