What Criteria Is Used For Redistricting?

What Criteria Is Used For Redistricting?

  1. Each district shall be substantially equal in total population to the other districts.
  2. Districts shall comply with the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
  3. Districts shall be geographically contiguous.
  4. The geographic integrity of neighborhoods and communities of interest shall be kept intact to the extent feasible.
  5. Districts shall be drawn utilizing natural boundaries and streets and to encourage geographic compactness to the extent feasible.
  6. Besides the above criteria, districts shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.