Census 2020 Impact on Redistricting
The 2020 census is right around the corner, meaning it’s time to talk about redistricting. After the census, new legislative districts will be drawn. It is already evident coming into this 2019 legislative session that redistricting is on the mind of Indiana’s representatives as several bills dealing with the process are on the docket. Senate Bill 105 will seek to establish standards by which redistricting must follow. Three other bills: Senate Bill 91, Senate Bill 37, and House Bill 1011, concern the formation of a redistricting commission. It is important that voters keep their Representatives accountable during this time. The process of drawing new legislative districts needs to be implemented fairly and equally. Gerrymandering to benefit any singular political party should not be given a pass. The integrity of our democratic process must be maintained.