Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita to Discuss Rethinking Redistricting Proposal at Census Data Advisory Committee Meeting

October 19, 2009

(Indianapolis) – Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita will appear before the Census Data Advisory Committee tomorrow, October 20, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss his proposal to require that more sensible criteria be used to redraw political districts following the 2010 census.

Secretary Rokita will recommend that the General Assembly adopt a redistricting process that puts people before politics by keeping communities of interest together and eliminating the use of political data from the process of redrawing political boundaries.  He will overview the problems with the current redistricting process, and show how he used a set of criteria to draw fair, easily understood concept maps based on 2000 census data.

Listen to Secretary Rokita explain the role that population plays in an equitable redistricted map.

Who:               Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita

What:              Presentation to the Census Data Advisory Committee

When:             Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 10:00 a.m.

Where:            Indiana Statehouse Room 233, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

For more specific information, please contact Jim Gavin at 317.233.8655 or