With 2009 elections approaching, the 2010 Census on the horizon, and America’s midterm elections only a year away, now is the time to take a few minutes to understand what it means to redraw our district lines. Here are a few useful and fun learning tools.

A Citizen’s Guide to Redistricting from the Brennan Center’s Democracy site – downloadable in pdf form.

The ReDistricting Game – A fun and interactive way to see how partisan elected officials have the ability essentially choose their voters.

Redistricting the Nation– Get a street-level map of your congressional district, state senate district, state representative district and local district, along with the corresponding current elected officials! Find your legislators; then, check out some of the crazy district shapes this country has.

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