October 29, 2021 - Citizens can Now Submit Maps
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission invites all Pennsylvania citizens to participate in the process of creating State House and Senate districts. Feedback and input from individuals across the state on issues facing their region can help to inform the mapping process.
Since July 29, 2021, the Commission has solicited comments and file uploads from Pennsylvania residents. Over 400 submissions have been reviewed by the Commission to date, and all feedback is publicly posted.
The Commission certified the 2021 adjusted Census data on October 25, 2021, and today invites all citizens to submit statewide maps depicting the 203 State House districts and 50 State Senate districts. Free online mapping tools can be used to create maps, which can then be shared with the Commission. Our website includes detailed instructions explaining the process.
Please note, in order for maps to be reviewed by the Commission, they must be drawn using the 2021 Adjusted Census Data Set #2. Currently, DistrictBuilder has imported this data, so maps can be created and submitted immediately. Other tools, including DistrictR and Dave's Redistricting, have not yet imported the adjusted data. These tools should not be used to create maps for the Commission's review until that data has been imported.
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission is moving forward with its work under significant time constraints. To ensure that your map receives consideration, please get it in as early as possible.
To get started, click "Draw a Statewide Map" at https://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/comment/.