Ranking Redistricting Plans
Just in time for public hearings, VPAP has an online tool that lets the public rank various redistricting plans by seven criteria, including how well they respect locality boundaries and organize Virginia's increasingly diverse population.
Rank the Most Recent Plans
As a series of public hearings begin today, Virginia's new Redistricting Commission finds itself stymied by partisan stalemate over how to draw politically "fair" districts and how to sort Virginia's increasingly diverse population.
On race, commissioners have received conflicting advice from their two sets of lawyers (one Republican, one Democratic) on how to interpret the Voting Rights Act and how much emphasis to give race when drawing districts.
The chart below shows how the most recent plans rank on three measures related to minority representation:
Democratic, GOP Plans Differ in Number of Minority-Voter Districts
Details on each criteria and the metrics used to rank them can be found just below the map on this page.
Oct. 3, 2021