Draw Your Map
Make your populations balance, keep communities together, if possible, and try, in good faith, not to stack districts in favor of people you like. It’s not as easy as you might think.
First, you’ll want to get familiar with the ground rules. Then . . .
Utahns can now draw maps to the strict parameters demanded by the redistricting process, share those maps on social networks, and present the work to the Redistricting Committee in a compatible format. You can also review and comment on map ideas submitted by others.
Our partner in this endeavor is ESRI, whose stellar staff have developed some pretty cool tools. The online dashboard sports an intricate but user-friendly interface and easy navigation to help people build detailed Utah redistricting plans. Instructions and FAQs for using the online tool are provided within the program itself.
This is fairly unprecedented. We’re excited to see how it goes.
Billy Hesterman: Redistricting committee launches site for public-drawn maps
Whittney Evans: Do it yourself redistricting software released
Lee Davidson: Utahns can take redistricting into their own hands