How much do you know about redistricting? Post author By String Figures Post date July 1, 2021 No Comments on How much do you know about redistricting? 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. Let's see how much you know about redistricting! 1. Do you know what districts you live in?I could name some of the districts I live in right now!I know a little about the districts where I live but wouldn’t know off the top of my head.What’s a district?2. Which of these describe the U.S. Census?The Census is the process of redrawing district boundaries.The Census is the center point of the U.S.The Census is a process of surveying and counting the U.S. population.3. How district lines are drawn is critical because…It determines who you're allowed to vote for.It determines who appears on your ballot, how and when you can vote, and whether your elected officials respond to your needs.It determines how high your taxes will be.4. What was the Voting Rights Act of 1964?It was legislation passed in 1964 that banned partisan gerrymandering in the U.S.It was legislation passed in 1964, founding the U.S. Census.It was legislation passed in 1964 that outlawed literacy tests, poll taxes, and racial gerrymandering.5. Who can participate in the line-drawing process?Anyone can participate, and even draw their own maps!Only college professors and high school teachers are allowed to participate.The process is closed to the public and only those in chosen committees and organizations can participate.6. How can you advocate for fair redistricting in your community?Make your voice heard by voting in every election and stay engaged in local politics as much as possible.Attend committee meetings and public hearings, write a letter to your state or local elected official, and work with organizations to draft maps during the process.Quietly follow elected officials online to see what they are saying.Time is Up! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.