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Redistricting reform is topic of public forum

Feb. 18, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey, Fair Districts NJ and the Princeton Gerrymandering Project will hold a public forum on New Jersey’s legislative redistricting process from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Princeton University’s Maeder Hall.

Part of the League of Women Voters’ “Redistricting Reform Best Practices for a Fairer New Jersey: Statewide Public Forum Series,” the discussion is one of 10 being held across New Jersey through the end of February. The event is free and open to the public.

State and national legislative districts in New Jersey and other states will be redrawn following the 2020 census.

Sam Wang, professor of molecular biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and director of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, recently led a graduate policy workshop for students in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs that examined redistricting in Michigan and elsewhere.

The following video offers a look at the students’ research, which combined law, policy and quantitative analysis to assess Michigan’s recent redistricting efforts.

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Play Video: Princeton Gerrymandering Graduate Policy Workshop

In a fall course, Professor Sam Wang and graduate students combined law, policy and statistics to advise a group in Michigan on redistricting reform.