Redistricting is the process used to define the districts for seats in the United States House of Representatives, in state legislatures and local government seats. In 2017 the League of Women Voters of Kentucky formed a committee to study redistricting and create a report to raise awareness of the importance of redistricting and provide recommendations to improve the process in Kentucky at the state level. The report was released at February 14, 2018 and can be found here.

On January 13, 2020, the Kentucky League held a press conference calling for a Redistricting Advisory Commission. Following are the press release and other key documents.

January 13, 2020 News Release: League of Women Voters of Kentucky Calls for Fair Maps Act Creating a Redistricting Advisory Commission

Fair Maps Questions and Answers January 2020

Presentation Maps January 13, 2020

How You Can Help pass the Fair Maps Act

Fair Maps Act BR 207

Section by Section Summary of Fair Maps Act BR 207

Timeline for Commission BR 207


Redistricting Kentucky: A Guidebook for Citizen Participation, December 2017 

Press Release: Redistricting Kentucky Feb.14, 2018

LWV Press Conference Handout Map

Kentucky Public Radio story by Ryland Barton: Kentucky should take politics out of redistricting group says 2/15/2018

Hey Kentucky! Commentary  Feb. 15, 2018

Other resources

“Too many voters live under minority rule: Here’s why, Arnold Schwartzenegger and David Daley, Washington Post, Sept. 9, 2019

Measuring compactness: A Fair Redistricting Proess

When the People Draw the Lines: An Examination of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission 

LRCvFischer.Ky, the 2012 Kentucky Court Ruling on Redistricting 

Developing and Action Agenda for Redistricting in 2011, the LWVUS and The Campaign Legal Center

Redistricting in Kentucky, a presentation by Susan Perkins Weston for the LWV of Lexington, Oct 3.2017

The amicus brief filed by The League of Women Voters of the US in the Wisconsin court case on gerrymandering, September 5, 2017

The amicus brief filed by the League of Women Voters of the US and others in the North Carolina case, October 16, 2016

Mapping the Treasure State: What States Can Learn from Redistricting in Montana

Gerrymandering by the Numbers – 2 minute short description 



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