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We host trainings that cover how to get involved in the redistricting process, introductions to the data, and mapping tool demonstrations. View recordings of previous events and sign up to be notified of upcoming training sessions.
Articles and Guides
The Redistricting Readiness Checklist includes helpful references about redistricting in each state, and lists helpful things to know to get you started.
The Choose Your Own Mapping Tool helps you decide which mapping software to use to draw Community of Interest or District maps
Find out what groups are organizing around Redistricting nationally and by state
The About Our Data section of our site includes in depth articles about Census Data, Projections, Voter Files and Precinct Boundaries and Election Results as well as a list of all the types of data we host.
Our support team wrote articles answering the most frequently asked questions about redistricting data, knowledge, and tools; including answers about how to set up an account and how to participate in a training.
Pl 94-171 Resources
Tabulated data for the PL 94-171 is available to download for free when you register for an account. In addition to tabulating the data, our team merged the census data with geographic information, so that it is ready to use in standard mapping softwares.
The PL 94-171 dataset is the Redistricting Data File created by the U.S. Census Bureau for use by the states in redistricting based on the decennial census. Read more about the PL file►
There are states that have a requirement for modifying the PL 94-171 data prior to redistricting, we maintain a references to those states’ constitutions, statutes, or other rules governing redistricting. See all modifying states►
Data Collection Coordinator
We are currently accepting applications for the Data Collection Coordinator. This is a six-month position; hiring is on a rolling basis with a start date ASAP. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The Data Collection Coordinator position provides the opportunity to work with good government and civil rights groups engaged in redistricting across the country. The Coordinator will work with these groups to collect Community of Interest (COI) maps that they have or that have been submitted to redistricting bodies in their states, with the ultimate goal of providing these data for others to analyze proposed plans and push for fair and representative maps.
Who We Are
The nonpartisan Redistricting Data Hub was founded by experts with backgrounds in pioneering redistricting legal cases, the establishment of independent redistricting commissions, and related ballot initiatives in Florida, Arizona and other states. We believe an effective democracy requires fair representation. Our goal is to provide individuals, civic organizations, and good government groups the data, tools, and knowledge to participate effectively in redistricting processes by learning how to define their communities, provide meaningful public input, recognize gerrymandering, and advocate for fair and legal maps. Read more about us►
We are committed to nonpartisanship and ending gerrymandering in all forms
Join us in our fight for fair and representative maps
There is a lot of work to be done to support the public, civil rights and good government groups in their fight against gerrymandering and for fair and representative maps.
We are always on the lookout for great talent. We are especially interested if you have experience in redistricting, data analytics, creating educational content, graphic design, or help desk organizing.
We work with different groups to help us figure out what data is needed, gather it and validate it for you to use. We also support community, civil rights and good government groups in their efforts to fight gerrymandering in all forms and make fair and representative maps.
The Partner Data Validation project is an ongoing effort by our Data Analysts to peer-review the files we re-host from our Data Partners, who have taken on the task of collecting and making Precinct Boundaries joined with Election Results publicly available for redistricting. In looking at the data being collected, the RDH has identified six criteria which we believe encompass most issues that may arise with these data. For each state and data partner, the report that we are writing describes in detail what we found for each of these criteria.
We do this because data is critical to court cases. Finding an error that could discredit the dataset can be debilitating and lead to the failure of an argument or defense in court. Additionally, the reports created highlight the benefits and draw-backs of a given partner dataset.
We use Python and the SciPy ecosystem (NumPy, Pandas, GeoPandas, MatPlotLib) to carry out the majority of our validation work. At a high level, our process begins by locating Election Results and Precinct Boundaries datasets, cleaning and merging Election Results to Precinct Boundaries, and then comparing the resulting file to the equivalent files produced by our Data Partners.
Our API script is available on our GitHub, in order for the script to retrieve data you must be a designated API user. Request access to our API ►
For more information about our processes and to view our source code, visit our GitHub