Maryland redistricting groups ponder single, multi-member maps

One of Maryland’s two redistricting commissions is tasked with proposing a state legislative map using only single-member delegate districts, but the current mixed system still has significant support.

Redistricting commissions request public map submissions

Maryland’s two redistricting commissions are allowing the public to draw their own congressional and legislative maps to submit for consideration. Sources said they took several factors into consideration as they outlined districts, such as population, geography and whether or not race should play a dominant role.

Maryland redistricting groups drawing new congressional maps

Maryland’s legislative and congressional maps are due to be redrawn this year based on new census data. Although Maryland’s two redistricting commissions have differing views on how the lines should be drawn, the Maryland Citizen Redistricting Commission hopes that this year’s process will be more transparent and focused on listening to the public’s needs.