Redistricting for the 21st Century

Every 10 years, Dallas must undergo a redistricting process based on the results from the most recent decennial census data.

Jan 28, 2013

 

Every ten years, Dallas must undergo a redistricting process based on the results from the most recent decennial census data. Dallas approached redistricting in 2011 through community outreach and public participation, which allowed the public to create and submit their own redistricting plan. Citizens had access to the City Hall computer lab, the Central Library computer terminals, and a web-based mapping application to generate their redistricting plans. The Redistricting Commission began reviewing plans and project staff continued to work with the public to understand how their maps did or did not comply with the City’s adopted Redistricting Guidelines and the Voting Rights Act. Ultimately, three final plans were presented at a public forum, which was attended by 250 people who spoke regarding all the plans. 

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