How We’ll Fix It
How We’ll Fix It
Frequently Asked Questions
What are voting districts?
What is redistricting? How does it work?
What is reapportionment?
What is gerrymandering?
Why Redistricting Matters
Why should all Pennsylvanians care about ending gerrymandering?
Why should Republicans care about ending gerrymandering?
Why should Democrats care about ending gerrymandering?
Why should third-party, independent, and unaffiliated voters care about ending gerrymandering?
How would ending gerrymandering affect term limits?
Is the problem created by one political party, or do both do it?
How can we have fair districts when voters from the same political party choose to cluster in the same area?
Could we solve the problem by voting our current legislators out of office if we don’t like what they’re doing?
How would a citizens commission avoid bias and be held accountable?
Could a computer algorithm draw fair district maps for us?
Are court challenges part of the solution to gerrymandering?
How would the PA Secretary of State select members of the citizens commission?
Lessons from Other States
Have other states used citizens commissions, and how did they make it happen?
Have other states with independent citizens commissions been successful in creating fair districts?
Which bills does Fair Districts PA support? Have you considered other bills?
If commission members are picked at random, how will we insure they reflect the diversity of the state's residents?
Can we do anything to address existing gerrymandered districts before the next census?
The bills allow redistricting to be done by a Special Master if the commission is unable to agree on a plan. Is there a risk that person will be politically biased?