Ballot measures on who should draw voting districts — the people or the politicians — had split results. First the good news: In Virginia, voters decided to end partisan gerrymandering by approving a constitutional amendment to create Virginia’s first-ever citizen-led redistricting commission. In contrast, Missouri voters repealed key portions of the Clean Missouri Amendment and gave politicians the power to draw their own districts once again.
New Jersey – Public Question 3
“If passed, Public Question 3 would delay the redrawing of legislative district boundaries if the federal census count of the New Jersey population is delayed. Under this measure, if census data is not received by February 15, 2020, New Jersey will delay its legislative redistricting process and the current voting maps will remain in place until 2023.”
UPDATE: Public Question 3 passed.
Missouri – Amendment 3
“If passed, Amendment 3 would repeal the redistricting reform sections of the Clean Missouri initiative, which was passed by voters in 2018. Instead of using a nonpartisan demographer, Amendment 3 would revert the redistricting process back to a partisan process controlled by the legislature. It could also block Missourians who are not citizens or of voting-age from being counted in the redistricting process.”
UPDATE: Amendment 3 passed.
Virginia – Question 1
“If passed, Question 1 would take the power of congressional and state legislative redistricting out of the hands of the legislature and instead create a bipartisan, citizen-led commission and new rules to control the redistricting process.”
UPDATE: Question 1 passed.