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REDISTRICTING 2021

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​R​edistricting is the process of redrawing boundaries for political districts in the United States and is required by state law to account for population changes following the decennial census to ensure equal representation. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​After input from the public, Broward County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on December 7, 2021 for Map C drawn by Florida International University (FIU), the County's partner in the 2021 redistricting process. Four final draft maps were submitted before voting.

In 2018, Broward County’s voters approved an amendment to the Broward County Charter that modified the County’s approach to redistricting. This amendment reinforces the County’s policy of protecting voting rights by prohibiting racial or partisan gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the manipulation of electoral districts to favor or disfavor a particular person or group

In addition, the Broward County Charter requires the County to retain a public Florida college or university to draw the County Commission districts. After reviewing submissions from colleges and universities across Florida, FIU was chosen as the County's partner.

Redistricting Vote
At the December 7th meeting, the Broward County Commission considered four different maps and approved map "C," created by Florida International University as part of the redistricting project. The redrawing of boundaries is required by state law following each decennial census to ensure equal representation.