How States Draw Congressional District Lines

Source: Jennifer Burnett, Council of State Governments, The Current State, no. 23, July 13, 2015
Nearly half of state governments in the U.S. use a process outside of the legislature to draw congressional district lines. A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Constitution’s Elections Clause permits voters to vest congressional redistricting authority entirely in an independent commission.

How States Draw Congressional District Lines