What is redistricting?
Redistricting is the process by which state governments accomplish this redrawing. Redrawing district lines is required with every Census to ensure equal representation for all state residents. Our district lines determine who appears on our ballots, when and where we can vote, and influence whether our elected officials respond to your needs.
Why is redistricting so important?
Redistricting is our once-in-a-decade process of accounting for state-level population changes in Alabama to draw new district maps from the federal level to the local level which makes an impact on how funding is distributed for healthcare, schools, and roads.
Who can participate in the process?
Anyone can participate in the redistricting process. When community members join together to speak out for fair districting, they are speaking out for whole communities, securing resources needed for schools and families who live in their communities for the next decade.

Speak Up for a Better Alabama!

An Initative for Fair Representation

With help from our grassroots partners, we organized a statewide redistricting program. Our program prioritizes public education, outreach, and organizing across Alabama to advocate for fair and equal representation for all Alabamians.

Improving the fairness of our redistricting process is the foundation by which we create more balanced, equitable representation. A more reflective representative body ensures all Alabamian’s voices have the opportunity to be heard and contribute to determining Alabama’s policies and priorities.

how gerrymandering affects you

Gerrymandering is one of elected officials’ most effective tools in silencing our voice. Gerrymandering is the intentional manipulation of the map-drawing process by elected officials to keep or change the direction of political power.

When maps are drawn to benefit elected officials, many communities lose critical resources such as funding for schools, healthcare, and public safety initiatives.

How you can get involved

Step 1

Ask Your Legislators to Support Fair Districting

Join us by contacting your legislator to demand they prioritize everyday Alabamians instead of elected officials in the map drawing process. We made it easy, send your letter in just a few clicks!

Step 2

Submit public comments

Public testimony is critical to the redistricting process as the legislature will take public input into consideration when drawing the lines. Use your voice and submit public comments to Alabama’s Reapportionment Committee today!

We also encourage you to

Mail a Letter To your legislators

Our organization has drafted a sample letter you can print to mail to your legislator(s) of choice. When you download it, make sure to fill out the necessary information to get the best chance of response.

Once you download the letter and print it, find your legislator(s) and mail your letter!

How to Find Your Legislator

  1. Click the button below.
  2. Search by your address, or use your current location.
  3. Click the legislators name to find contact information.

What is Prison Gerrymandering?

Prisons are disproportionately built in rural areas, but most incarcerated people call urban areas home. Counting prisoners in the incorrect place results in a systematic transfer of population and political influence from urban to rural areas.

more tools and resources

Our tools page has access to several great resources to aid and assist Alabamians who are interested in learning more or becoming involved in the community line-drawing process, including map drawing software, informative videos, information on trainings, and more

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In America, elections should reflect the will of the people, not elected officials. We all want our voices to be heard in determining the future of our communities.

Alabama Election Protection Network is working to ensure a fair, accurate process for drawing district boundaries that puts our communities, and not the needs of elected officials, first.

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