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Redistricting is the process of re-drawing Congressional and state legislative districts using updated census figures. Every 10 years, the census is conducted which results in each of the 50 states taking up the process of creating new maps to accurately reflect the updated population levels.

2010 Census

See also:State Legislative and Congressional Redistricting after the 2010 Census

All 50 states officially received census data by April 1, 2011, which triggered the redistricting process.

Redistricting on the ballot

Redistricting measures have appeared on the ballot in several states with the purpose of establishing or amending existing independent commissions in charge of the redistricting process. An estimated 31 redistricting measures have appeared on ballots from 1930-2010. Some of those measures include:

Redistricting on the ballot in 2010
Nevada 2010 ballot measuresUtah 2010 ballot measuresColorado Fetal Personhood, Amendment 62 (2010)New Mexico 2010 ballot measuresArizona 2010 ballot measuresMontana 2010 ballot measuresCalifornia 2010 ballot measuresOregon 2010 ballot measuresWashington 2010 ballot measuresIdaho 2010 ballot measuresOklahoma 2010 ballot measuresKansas 2010 ballot measuresNebraska 2010 ballot measuresSouth Dakota 2010 ballot measuresNorth Dakota 2010 ballot measuresIowa 2010 ballot measuresMissouri 2010 ballot measuresArkansas 2010 ballot measuresLouisiana 2010 ballot measuresAlabama 2010 ballot measuresGeorgia 2010 ballot measuresFlorida 2010 ballot measuresSouth Carolina 2010 ballot measuresIllinois 2010 ballot measuresTennessee 2010 ballot measuresNorth Carolina 2010 ballot measuresIndiana 2010 ballot measuresOhio 2010 ballot measuresMaine 2010 ballot measuresVirginia 2010 ballot measuresMaryland 2010 ballot measuresMaryland 2010 ballot measuresRhode Island 2010 ballot measuresRhode Island 2010 ballot measuresMassachusetts 2010 ballot measuresMichigan 2010 ballot measuresMichigan 2010 ballot measuresAlaska Parental Notification Initiative, Ballot Measure 2 (2010)Hawaii 2010 ballot measuresCertified, redistricting, 2010 Map.png


...more measures can be found here.

Attempts to refer such questions to voters have occurred in at least 14 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.

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