Legislature has received (to-date) 63 citizen-proposed redistricting maps

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Ten years ago, the Florida Legislature received 4 public submissions of redistricting maps.  Back then, the Florida Legislature offered the public access redistricting software via the FREDS 2000 software, a CD-based application.

Ten years later public participation has increased dramatically with access to redistricting software via the Internet, including the Florida House’sMyDistrictBuilder application.  Today, the Legislature added the 63rd public submission of a partial or complete map to the web.

The 63 public submissions of redistricting maps can be viewed by visiting the “Public Submissions” button at here, or directly at here.

Below are some interesting statistics about the 63 redistricting maps received thus far:

  • 1,345 – Districts submitted
  • 35 – Different individuals or groups have submitted redistricting maps
  • 21 – Redistricting maps have been submitted by residents of 21 counties
  • 20 – At the Summer 2011 statewide public input meetings, 20 redistricting maps were presented in-person
  • 13 – Age of youngest redistricting plan author (HPUBH0047 and HPUBH0048)
  • 9 – Lake County leads the way with 9 maps submitted by Lake County residents
  • 8 – At least 8 students have submitted redistricting maps

Application Used to Create the 63 Submitted Redistricting Maps:

Type of Redistricting Maps Submitted:

  • 19 – Complete Congressional
  • 14 – Partial Congressional
  • 14 – Partial State House
  • 5 – Complete State Senate
  • 5 – Partial State Senate
  • 4 – Complete State House

Month Redistricting Maps were Submitted:

  • 12 – September, 2011
  • 33 – August, 2011
  • 16 – July, 2011
  • 0 – June, 2011
  • 2 – May, 2011

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