REDISTRICTING REFORM 

Indiana is one the most gerrymandered states in the country. This kind of partisan gerrymandering undermines the democratic process by shielding incumbent politicians from accountability and making it harder for voters to make their voices heard. Voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. 

We support reforms that will take the redistricting process out of the hands of self-interested politicians and ensure legislative districts are drawn fairly. 
  • Redistricting Commission (SB 159)  SUPPORT 
    Senate Bill 159 would create an independent nonpartisan commission composed of elected officials and members of the public. Through a transparent process, the commission would help ensure district lines are drawn in a fair way that accounts for the size of a district’s population and its racial and ethnic diversity.  
     
  • Redistricting Standards (SB 326) MONITORING 
    SB 326 would establish in law a set of standards that would guide legislators when drawing new districts.  While the bill is a proactive step, it does not go far enough and does not create an independent redistricting commission.​

EXPANDING VOTING RIGHTS

In addition to fighting voter suppression and gerrymandering, the ACLU of Indiana advocates for policies that make it easier for Hoosiers to vote. We believe that each of the bills listed below are a step toward eliminating barriers many Hoosiers face in casting their votes and having their voices heard on Election Day.
 

 

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