ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

New Jersey Redistricting Commission

New Jersey Apportionment Commission

FiveThirtyEight's Redistricting "Atlas"

Hating Gerrymandering Is Easy. Fixing It Is Harder.

An analysis of various factors that make it difficult to create objectively “fair” maps. Read more.

Princeton Gerrymandering Project

This group researches the effects of gerrymandering and the website offers interactive mathematical formulas for testing the fairness of maps. Read more.

The Efficiency Gap

A highly popular mathematical formula that fair redistricting advocates hope to use as a standard for measuring gerrymandering; a provable standard has been sought in order to sway the Supreme Court toward drawing a line (no pun intended) to define illegal partisan gerrymandering.
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Analyses of NJ Congressional & Legislative Races

Statistics on margins of victory, competitive districts, partisan composition of the NJ Assembly, and racial and ethnic makeup of NJ’s districts. Read more.

Redistricting New Jersey after the Census of 2010

A paper by Dr. Ernest Reock (retired) from the Rutgers University Office of Government. Read more.

NJ redistricting after the 2010 census

A brief recap of the 2010 redistricting process. Read more.

Congressional and State Legislative Redistricting Reform in Iowa, Arizona and California and Ideas for Change in New Jersey

A policy paper/analysis by Benjamin Brickner, JD. Read more.

The State of Redistricting Litigation

A summary of current court cases, at the state and federal level, related to issues of redistricting. Read more.

Gill vs. Whitford (Wisconsin case), SCOTUS Blog

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Benisek vs. Lamone (Maryland case), SCOTUS Blog

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Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act: General Provisions

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Large cache of tools, additional reading, and other resources

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A Citizen’s Guide to Redistricting

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Redistricting game - can you draw fair districts yourself?

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The League’s action toolkit on redistricting

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Shining a Light: Redistricting Lessons Learned in 2011

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When the People Draw the Lines

An examination of the California Citizens’ Redistricting Commission. Read more.

In the News


Current and past news stories on redistricting, at-large or specific to NJ.

1/15/18:
“A Case for Math, Not ‘Gobbledygook,’ in Judging Partisan Voting Maps”

1/10/18:
“The State of Play on Partisan Gerrymandering Cases at the Supreme Court”, Rick Hasen, Election Law Blog

8/14/17:
“New Jersey's partisan redistricting flawed, but mostly achieves goals”

1/11/16:
“N.J. Dems' controversial redistricting plan 'dead for today'"

1/7/16:
“Academics, others slam Democrats' redistricting amendment”

1/7/16:
“Republicans plan campaign against proposed redistricting changes”

11/10/15:
“State Democrats quietly discussing redistricting amendment”

12/23/11:
“GOP wins N.J. congressional redistricting battle”

4/3/11:
“New Districts Seen as Aiding Democrats in New Jersey”

4/3/11:
“Redistricting commission approves Democratic-proposed legislative map”
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