We are watching the Better Boundaries ballot initiative, which goes to voters in November. This would create a bipartisan redistricting commission.
Impact on UT
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How Redistricting Happened in Utah
The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of Utah over the last 10 years.
Census data delivered to Utah.
With trifecta control, Republicans passed state legislative and congressional maps that altered districts to favor Republicans, including drastically changing the composition of a historically Democratic district to lean Republican.
Utahns have the opportunity to support a bipartisan ballot initiative to protect voters in the redistricting process.
Know the Races that Impact Redistricting
We are watching the Better Boundaries ballot initiative.
1 Know the Decision Makers
Each state is different when it comes to the redistricting process. Knowing who they are and when to vote for them is the key to creating a fairer redistricting process. Both congressional and state legislative maps are drawn by:
Vote for candidates who will unrig the system. We will have a list of candidates we are supporting later in the year.
Primary Election Date: June 26, 2018
General Election Date: November 6, 2018
Learn more about Ballot Initiatives in Utah
Better Boundaries, a bipartisan coalition, is working to ensure a fairer redistricting process is on the ballot. In November, voters will have the opportunity to vote for an independent redistricting commission that will create fair districts.
You can find out more about Better Boundaries by going to their website or emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fight to fix gerrymandering is right now—and we need your help in Utah! Here’s what you can do:
Join Organizing for ‘18
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.
Join a Local OFA Chapter
Alongside the National Redistricting Action Fund (an NDRC affiliate), OFA is engaging with activists and volunteers to help educate people about gerrymandering and involve them in the process of fixing a badly rigged political system.
Attend Events Near You
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and MobilizeAmerica have teamed up to bring you the highest-impact volunteer opportunities in Utah to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket — and bring an end to Republican gerrymandering.
You can register to vote for the general election in Utah up until October 30, 2018.