This webinar kicked-off Cities Count’s 2021 Municipal Redistricting support. With the launch of this work, Cities Count aims to continue to support the efforts of cities, towns and villages to deepen engagement with historically undercounted and underrepresented communities in their civic participation efforts – from census to redistricting to voting & elections.
This session included an introduction to the various concepts that municipalities should be aware of as they plan their own community-engaged redistricting processes, including:
- Broad introduction to the fundamentals of municipal redistricting, such as: Voting Rights Act compliance; traditional and new redistricting criteria; and timelines;
- Data and mapping software/platforms;
- City perspective on community-engaged redistricting; and
- Community perspective on community-engaged redistricting.