Make Every Vote Count - #FairMaps


What if you were told your vote wouldn't count for a full decade?

Would you be content to let others choose your elected representatives, heedless of your personal views?

What if those deciding weren't your neighbors but party politicians at the state level?

That's gerrymandering in a nutshell.

Effort supported in part by the LWV Education Fund


"Gerrymander" - the process of manipulating the drawing of election maps for political gain during the decennial redistricting process.

Want to find out what your gerrymander looks like? Click below to explore!

Congressional Districts Map

(Federal Level Representatives)

Legislative Districts Interactive Map

(State Level Representatives)

The League of Women Voters of Maryland supports: 

  1. A state redistricting process and standards that promote fair and effective representation in the state legislature and House of Representatives with maximum opportunity for public scrutiny.
  2. An independent commission as the preferred redistricting body. The membership of the redistricting commission should be multi-partisan, include unaffiliated voters, be geographically representative and not include any current state elected official. 
  3. Standards on which the redistricting plan is based should include: substantially equal population, geographic contiguity and geographic compactness.
  4. Final approval by the General Assembly for the legislative and Congressional redistricting plans. An amendment to the Maryland Constitution affirming that the redistricting process for the House of Representatives should occur only once each ten years after the census.
  5. An amendment to the Maryland Constitution affirming that the redistricting process for the House of Representatives should occur only once every ten years after the census.

If you too support this position - Click the Clock Below to sign our support pledge Today


Ready to Learn More?

Click below for for access to the Redistricting Empowerment Toolkit

The information inside this toolkit will prepare you to slay your gerrymander & even help you teach others how to slay theirs! Check it out!

 


 

To Donate to LWVMD's campaign for Fair Maps in Maryland, please click below. Every $1 gets us closer to reform! 

Click here to learn more about why we need reform in 2019

 


LWVMD has been working on the issue of Redistricting Reform for Many Years in Coalition with other groups in Maryland dedicated to a Fair Redistricting Process - This Coalition is known as Tame the Gerrymander - Just Click Below to Learn More about What Our Coalition's been Up To since the Maps were gerrymandered in 2011.