Understanding Indiana's Redistricting Process

Understanding Indiana's Redistricting Process

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Every 10 years, lawmakers in the General Assembly are constitutionally required to redraw the state's federal and state legislative districts following the nationwide census.

Under normal circumstances, the legislature would have addressed redistricting in March or April this year. However, the ongoing pandemic made it difficult for the U.S. Census Bureau to collect and distribute the data needed to redraw the maps to the states. As a result, this September lawmakers are expected to reconvene the 2021 legislative session to draw, discuss and adopt new legislative districts.

Earlier this month, a bipartisan panel of lawmakers from the Indiana House and Indiana Senate hosted a series of public meetings across the state to hear feedback directly from Hoosiers about the redistricting process. If you were unable to attend these meetings, you may find archived video footage here.

You can also draw and submit your own maps for consideration. Click here to learn more.

As always, you can also contact your elected officials to voice your opinions. If you are unsure who your current elected officials are, click here.

To view current and past district maps, stay informed and learn more about the redistricting process, click here