Why Redistricting in Iowa works
No gerrymandering – Redistricting plans are criteria-driven based on clear, measurable criteria including: population equality, contiguity, unity of counties and cities, compactness
*The first plan is submitted to the Legislature by April 1st.
*Public hearings are held and then lawmakers have 3 days to bring the plan forward for a vote
*If lawmakers reject plan- staff has 35 days to bring forward a 2nd plan