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Community-based Redistricting Solutions

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Voting Section Home Page

Recent Notices of Section 5 Submission Activity

Redistricting submissions currently pending before the Attorney General

FairPlan Interactive Maps

FairData Contrast Charts



  (ACLU Voting Rights Project)

"The right to vote freely for the candidate of one's choice is of the essence of a democratic society, and any restrictions on that right strike at the heart of representative government."
-- Chief Justice Earl Warren, Reynolds v. Sims (1964)

Advancement Project (racial and social justice issues)

AdvocacyInc (GOTV tools -- email, phone banks, social networking)

American  FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau data resource site)

BatchGeocoder (map multiple locations and retrieve coordinates instantly with your browser)

Brennan Center for Justice (NYU School of Law)

Capitol Impact (quick access to federal, state and local government info)

Census Information Center Participants  (non-profit  data resources for underserved communities)

Census State Data Centers (state government data resources)

Center for Community Change (community voting project)

Center for Voting and Democracy (election reform information and resources)

Democracy South (

EasyToVote.org (nationwide voter registration info)

Election Incident Reporting System (EIRS)  (track voting problems)

ElectionLine.org  (election reform news)

The Electoral Map (blog about politics and geography)

Electoral Vote Predictor (state by state, poll by poll)

e-Merges (registered voter lists nationwide -- fast turnaround)

FairData (census resources and mapping solutions)

FairPlan2020 (GIS and GOTV)

GovTrack (innovative site with info on Congress)

The Green Papers (state and federal campaign and election info)

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Voting Rights Project)

Map the Vote  (GIS and GOTV)

Mexican American Legal Defense Fund

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (get-out-the-vote)

National Conference of State Legislatures

National Low Income Housing Coalition  (Voter Registration, Education and Mobilization project)

National Voice Listserve  (voting news from Center for Civic Participation)

National Voting Rights Institute (campaign finance reform)

NewspapersLink.com  (comprehensive gateway to newspapers)

New Voters Project (get-out-the-vote ages 18-24)

Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network (resources for  voter participation)

PrisonersoftheCensus.org (research on the impact of miscounting the inmate population)

Progressive Punch (info on congressional voting records)

Project Vote (get-out-the-vote)

Project Vote Smart (nationwide voter registration info)

Psephos (international election results and constituency-level maps)

Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund

Redistricting Cases: the 1990s  (National Conference of State Legislatures)
Redistricting Cases: the 2000s   (National Conference of State Legislatures)

Southwest Voter Registration Education Project

State redistricting sites  (National Conference of State Legislatures)

Techpolitics.org (detailed voting and demographic information on Congress)

2000 Election Data By State  (Federal Elections Project -American U and U. of KY)   

2004 US Presidential Election Interactive Map (Caliper Corporation)

University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights (redistricting assistance)

US Election Atlas (data and maps with historical election information)

US Elections.com (click on your state to see who is running for office)

US Hispanic Leadership Institute

VoteLaw (blog by Edward Still, voting rights attorney)

VoterTech Kit (Progressive Technology Project)