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SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

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Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

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Slay the Dragon Logo

SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

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Idaho

Process

Idaho's state legislative and congressional districts are drawn by an independent redistricting commission which is evenly balanced between the two major parties. The Commission holds public meetings throughout the state while considering plans, and welcomes public input on how to draw districts.

In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, Idaho law requires that state legislative and congressional districts be compact, contiguous, preserve political subdivisions, and preserve communities of interest. Protecting a party or incumbent is prohibited.

Issues

Idaho has only two congressional seats, so there is a low risk of redistricting issues there. However, redistricting of the state legislature still requires attention to ensure fair representation of minority groups.

Republican members of the state legislature are pushing to increase the number of legislative districts in the state. Right now, Idaho has 35 legislative districts, which is as much as the state constitution allows. The redistricting commission that will form in 2021 has the power to cut the number of districts down to the constitutional minimum of 30. There is potential for partisan gerrymandering by increasing the number of political districts in the state.

Actions

Participate in the Commission's public comment process.

  • Obtain Idaho redistricting data from OpenPrecincts.

  • Use software tools such as Dave's Redistricting App and Districtr to draw district maps showing either (a) what a fair map would look like, or (b) where the community you believe should be better represented is located.

  • Submit these maps to the Commission as a public comment.

Contacts

Princeton Gerrymandering Project Data provided by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project

State Info

Congressional Boundaries: Drawn by independent redistricting commission
State Boundaries: Drawn by independent redistricting commission
Legislative Control: Republican
Governor's Political Party: Republican
Last Updated: Jan 14 2020