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Drawing Representative Districts

The battle never ends. A version of this article originally appeared in STAND Magazine, a publication for ACLU members and supporters. FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY, “one person, one vote” has been essential to American representative democracy. Key to preserving equal representation is redistricting, occurring most broadly every 10 years. The decennial census records population changes, which states must reflect in legislative districts to make the democratic process fair.
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