It's not a very sexy topic, but it's an important part of how our democracy works.
After each federal census, each state must redraw boundaries for their congressional and state legislative districts. Results from the 2020 census will be released sometime in 2021, and Kentucky redistricting is likely to occur late in 2021 or early 2022.
Join us as we hear from the Kentucky League of Women Voters (a non partisan group) about their efforts in this area:
We will also be inviting our State legislators and Metro Council representatives.
Over recent decades, the United States has experienced increasing political polarization. In Congress and state legislatures, it has become less common for legislators to work across party lines. In elections for those bodies, it has become more common for seats to be seen as “safe” for a single party, which means there is little chance of a competitive race in the general election.
Today, there is widespread belief that redistricting allows legislators to choose their voters and maintain that polarization. A better redistricting process can help rebuild confidence in voters’ ability to make the central decisions on who will govern them.
About the LWVKY: The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is a non-partisan organization that promotes the informed and active participation of citizens in government through study and action. The League of Women Voters of the United States provided grant funding for work on these maps as part of its People Powered Fair Maps campaign.