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Redistricting FAQs

What is Redistricting?

Redistricting is the process of drawing new electoral district boundaries in order to equalize districts in response to population changes determined by the results of the decennial census.

 


What is Reapportionment?

Reapportionment is the process of dividing the number of State representatives and senators among the State’s population in order to assure, as close as possible, districts of equal size.

 


What is the Difference between Reapportionment and Redistricting?

While the terms are often used interchangeably, “reapportionment” refers to the allocation of seats, whereas “redistricting” concerns the drawing of district lines.

 


When is Reapportionment Conducted?

Once every 10 years following the census.

 


When Do the New District Lines Go into Effect for the State House and Senate?

New boundaries are in effect now except for even-numbered State Senate districts.  These districts' contests will be on the 2014 Primary and General Elections ballots.

 


How can I Find out Who My Elected Officials Are?

You can use our district lookup tool to view your elected officials. You can also find your elected officials by using our new voter lookup feature.