We are committed to nonpartisanship and ending gerrymandering in all forms
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.
The Redistricting Data Hub is a project of the Fair Representation in Redistricting Initiative, a project of New Venture Fund (NVF). NVF has contracted with HaystaqDNA—a political data consulting firm with a track record of success in supporting nonpartisan redistricting—to provide the publicly-available data and services. There is a firewall between the Redistricting Data Hub work and services and any other work provided by HaystaqDNA to any of its other clients.
The Redistricting Data Hub operates as an independent and autonomous project, overseen by the Fair Representation in Redistricting advisory committee. All Redistricting Data Hub employees are fully committed to nonpartisanship and ending gerrymandering in all forms.
Publicly available data can be used to define communities, draw maps, identify racial or partisan gerrymanders, and evaluate the fairness and accountability of proposed redistricting plans.
We are working to coordinate and accelerate redistricting data collection efforts at universities around the country, and ensure the necessary data is widely available. We work with redistricting mapping software developers to reduce the costs and increase access to these critical tools. And we are developing training and educational resources that cover why redistricting matters and how and when to use the data and tools we’re providing.
Funding for the Redistricting Data Hub comes from the Fair Representation in Redistricting Initiative, an initiative developed by a set of foundations, with nonprofit leaders, to support fair and equitable redistricting.
The Initiative includes: 1) support for civic organizations and coalitions in targeted states to advance community-centered redistricting; 2) research and mitigation strategies to promote the continued use of total population for drawing districts; and 3) national support services to enable fair maps across states. The Initiative is guided by a Fair Representation in Redistricting Advisory Committee composed of representatives of the following 18 initiative funders:
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Our data is being used to draw legally compliant maps and identify gerrymandering by individuals and organizations in all 50 states. You can also find our data in classrooms and newsrooms across the country, helping people learn and educate others about redistricting.
Our Help Desk supports all these uses of the data, by answering questions, conducting informational research, processing or merging custom datasets, and generating maps.
Have you used our data for a map, analysis, or another cool project? Let us know and send us your work! We’d love to see it!Send your work
Our data is cited in maps that were submitted to redistricting bodies.
Our data was used by reporters in their coverage of the redistricting process.
Our support team’s resources were cited by groups organizing around promoting fair maps and representation.
Campaign Legal Center
❝ Just wanted to let you know that I have finally downloaded and used tons of the hub’s data and it is AMAZING – thank so so much for putting all the shapefiles up there, I can easily disag/ag in Maptitude and quickly use all the data for analyzing plans. You have saved me weeks of work and I hope you also saved that time for lots of others involved in trying to make redistricting more fair! ❞
Virginia Public Access Project
❝ When we first saw RDH, we thought “this is too good to be true?” You’ve got all these data from partners and companies we usually have to pay for. For us, it’s like is this data reliable? When we see companies come out with huge data sets. From our perspective it’s been great to have an organization that we can validate against because the last thing we want to do is put out bad information. It’s going to be a great resource that we can turn to in this cycle ❞
❝ I have been trying to make sure that everyone in the redistricting ecosystem understands the fantastic service you are providing. ❞
MA Voter Table
❝ I like the idea that it’s being somewhat professionalized, as a resource we can point to, not a black box. It’s not a partisan trick or secret data, it’s publicly available and we can trust it. That’s a financial intangible but we find it valuable. ❞
We work with a lot of different groups to help us figure out what data is needed, gather it and validate it for you to use.
Civil rights organizations and good government groups have spearheaded many of the anti-gerrymandering fights over the years. We regularly consult with representatives from these organizations to make sure we’re providing all the data needed for nonpartisan redistricting.
Our Stakeholder group meets regularly to discuss the latest in redistricting data.
All About Redistricting has long been the go-to source for anyone with questions about redistricting lawsuits. If you want to know about the rules in Alabama—or the latest on the Texas redistricting lawsuits progressing through the State and Federal court systems—All About Redistricting (AAR) has the answers. As you visit our state data download pages, you’ll see links directing to the corresponding AAR state page, where you can learn more about the legal side of redistricting.
Our Data Partners are engaged in collecting Precinct Boundary and Election Results data
We’re not alone in seeing the need to make the data necessary for nonpartisan redistricting widely available. Our Data Partners consist of several academic and other groups engaged in data collection.
Our ADC was made up of a prestigious group of academics and redistricting data experts who provided guidance on our data collection and processing efforts during the 2021 redistricting cycle. The last meeting held by the ADC was in December 2021.
The help desk is here for you to answer questions about redistricting data and the redistricting process in your state. They can also help you get your account set up so you can download data.Send a Message