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Redistricting will happen after the 2020 census - which means the time is now to put fair redistricting standards into place.

Fair Districts New Jersey's Goals

Move to an Independent Citizens’ Commission model made up of citizens, not elected officials or political insiders, to put power in the hands of voters.
Expand the timeline for legislative map creation, allowing for more public input than the current system provides.
Increase the number of public hearings/meetings for both the legislative and congressional redistricting processes.
Improve transparency and fairness, as well as public participation, to increase voter trust in the process.

What it will take:

In order to change the redistricting process, it will take legislation and changes to the New Jersey Constitution. We are advocating major changes to the make-up of both commissions, as well as changes to the election timeline.

That’s no easy task, but we’re well on our way: we’re drafting bills for the NJ Senate and Assembly for them to pass in 2018. And once a fair districts policy gets to voters, they tend to approve it by huge margins.

In other words, we can do this.

But we need your help to put the pressure on Trenton to make it happen.
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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NEW JERSEY
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