Update as of 9/13: The Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission has announced they will deliver the first set of maps to the legislature at 10 AM on Sept 16. The maps will be available publicly shortly after.
TRAC is also holding a series of virtual public hearings on the maps on Sept 20, 21, and 22. More information about those hearings and how to join can be found here.
The right to vote is one of the most sacred civil liberties we have as citizens. Part of ensuring that right is the process of 'redistricting'.
Iowa is now in the process of redistricting. Unlike in some states, which have problems with gerrymandering (see below), Iowa's system has been nonpartisan and preserves fair and equal map-drawing.
But because of COVID-related delays, the process has had to be altered. We are concerned that politicians may use this opportunity to tinker with the redistricting rules for their own benefit.
The ACLU of Iowa is remaining vigilant to ensure the current round of redistricting stays nonpartisan and doesn't give any politicians an unfair advantage. We encourage you, the voters, to find out more about redistricting (below) and how important it is that redistricting is fair and nonpartisan.