Friday, March 25, 2011

Play the Redistricting Game

Yesterday, the Census Bureau released its detailed population estimates for
the District of Columbia. This process kicks off the decennial debate over
redrawing DC's wards. The boundaries of 2, 7, and 8 will have to shift,
which will likely affect some of the other wards as well.

To encourage more resident input, I've created a web application that lets
you do the redistricting yourself. You can see the populations and
boundaries of each ward and click to move areas between wards until they
balance out.

http://redistricting.greatergreaterwashington.org/

I will be aggregating all of the maps and recommendations from residents to
create a report for the DC Council. I hope that many of you will take a few
minutes to make your own map, both because it's fun and also to ensure we
have a wide range of resident views for the analysis. You can even share the
map you create with your friends via email, twitter, facebook, and more.

David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington [alpert@ggwash.org]

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