Redistricting / Census

Public Input Hearings

Once the census numbers are complete, the Texas Legislature will take up redrawing voting districts to reflect the population changes in accordance with the census results. This will be the first year since 1965 that district lines will be drawn without the full oversight of the Voting Rights Act. Yet, in 2010, before the Supreme Court declared Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, the Texas legislature was still able to gerrymander districts (see Texas Congressional District 25). Without nominal restraints on legislators in 2021, it is even more important to let legislators know we are watching and make our voices heard during the process. See the Texas League of Women Voters website to follow redistricting in Texas.

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