• What is Congressional redistricting?
    Redistricting is the process of redrawing district boundaries when a state has more representatives than districts.
  • When does redistricting occur?
    Redistricting occurs every ten years, with the national census.
  • Why does the US House have to be redistricted?
    The United States Constitution requires congressional seats to be reapportioned among the states after each decennial census. Because the Supreme Court in the 1960s interpreted the Constitution to require that each US House district have equal numbers of people, any state with more than one district must adjust its district lines.
  • Who is in charge of redistricting?
    State legislators and governors re-draw the boundaries of the US House districts, although Congress has the right to regulate and modify state plans.