TIMELINE FOR REDISTRICTING AFTER THE CENSUS

RESPECT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE

Ronald Reagan called gerrymandering “a national disgrace.” A majority of Utahns agreed with him and passed Proposition 4 into law. This new law fixed our broken redistricting system by creating an independent redistricting commission and common-sense rules to govern the process. All Utahns benefit when voters’ voices are heard.

Our successful 2018 ballot initiative, combined with a bipartisan legislative compromise reached in 2020, secured Utah's new Independent Redistricting Commission.

Now is the time to look forward to the redistricting process itself. This new commission relies on public feedback from Utahns like you in order to draw the best districts possible. Sign up to get the latest updates on Utah's redistricting process.

THE NEWS

FOX 13 News 360: A look at Utah’s redistricting process

FOX 13 News 360: A look at Utah’s redistricting process
September 2, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Every 10 years, the boundaries for congress, state legislature and state school board are redrawn in a process called “redistricting.” It’s vitally important because who represents you helps set policies ranging from potholes to taxes. This year will be different. In 2018, voters approved Proposition 4 that created an independent redistricting…

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Congratulations to Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission

Congratulations to Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission
September 2, 2021

Congratulations to Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission. Joined by city and county mayors and managers, it was clear that leaders understand how critical it is that communities have representation. Learn about all the commissioners on our website: betterboundaries.org

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Rex. Facer Speaks On Representing The People’s Interests

Rex. Facer Speaks On Representing The People’s Interests
September 2, 2021

“We’ll put out a map, we’ll get public input and we’ll see where we got it right, where we got it wrong and try to make corrections, try to make it better and more representative of the people’s interests.” Rex Facer, Chair Utah Independent Redistricting Commission in a KSL.com report. Draw YOUR map now at https://betterboundaries.org/draw-your-map/

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A Surge of Citizen Activism Amps Up the Fight Against Gerrymandering

A Surge of Citizen Activism Amps Up the Fight Against Gerrymandering
September 1, 2021

With new map-drawing tools at their disposal, U.S. residents are paying more attention to how congressional lines are drawn than ever, following the release of 2020 Census data.   On a recent Tuesday night, Khyla D. Craine, chair of Delta Sigma Theta’s redistricting committee, led more than 1,000 of her fellow sorority alumnae through how…

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Submit Your Community Interest Map Today

Submit Your Community Interest Map Today
September 1, 2021

All week long Utah’s first-ever Independent Redistricting Commissioners have been hard at work drawing draft maps. They’re drawing in teams of 2-3 and spending 6-10 hours a day! Share your input by submitting a ‘Community of Interest Map’ on our website. Draw Your Map

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Opinion: Join the process to fairly redraw Utah’s political boundaries

Opinion: Join the process to fairly redraw Utah’s political boundaries
August 4, 2021

Utah needs a congressional redistricting plan that’s simple, fair and puts politics aside. Our current gerrymandered boundaries drawn in 2010 were designed expressly to maximize the prospects for one political party, meandering across city and county lines in highly irregular contours. In 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 4, establishing the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission (UIRC)….

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Members of Utah’s Redistricting Commission Named

Members of Utah’s Redistricting Commission Named
August 4, 2021

Monday was the deadline for announcing the seven members of Utah’s independent redistricting commission. Utah Governor Spencer Cox started with the appointment of Rex Facer as chairman of the commission. In 2018, Utah voters passed Proposition 4 – which created a seven member commission to recommend redistricting plans to the state Legislature that will redivide…

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Utah’s House, Senate districts to be parsed again after 10 years

Utah’s House, Senate districts to be parsed again after 10 years
February 26, 2021

SALT LAKE CiTY — The parsing of Utah’s House and Senate districts is set to occur again this year after a 10-year break but with a key difference from the process a decade ago. An Independent Redistricting Commission has been tabbed to take part in the process for the first time and craft proposed changes…

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Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission

Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission
February 18, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – In 2018, organizations like Better Boundaries pushed to get Proposition 4 on the ballot to allow the public a greater say in who represents them in government. The proposition passed and asked for the establishment of the Independent Redistricting Commission, which was named on Monday. Noah Rosenberg, the Executive…

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