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One more week to win an iPad and the Great American Map-Off!

June 7th, 2021, 6:01pm by Sam Wang

For more information about the competition, click here. All submissions are due by 11:59PM EDT on June 15, 2021.

Gerrymandering has a long and sordid history. In 1812, Elbridge Gerry and his party, the Democratic-Republicans, drew themselves a map in Massachusetts to dominate the Federalists. Since 2010, gerrymanders have been drawn at a record pace – but also struck down in courts and their recurrence prevented by new laws. The Princeton Gerrymandering Project believes that states will benefit from raised awareness of mapmaking tools and public engagement around gerrymandering during the 2021 redistricting cycle. 

The Princeton Gerrymandering Project is pleased to announce the launch of its Great American Map-Off, a contest challenging the public to draw redistricting plans for seven crucial states – Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and New York – in anticipation of the 2021 redistricting cycle.

The Great American Map-Off will utilize free online mapping tools allowing students, reformers, advocates, and the public to draw their own redistricting plans to be judged in the contest’s four unique categories: partisan fairness, stealth gerrymander, competitiveness, and communities of interest. Participants can enter any or all categories

Tags: Redistricting

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