Broward County Says Yes To Redistricting Rules With More Transparency Tools

Nov 6, 2018

A pair of redistricting proposals in Broward County have passed.

The proposed changes to the Broward County Charter were modeled on the state's fair districting standards.

The first change explicitly says districts can't be drawn to help or hurt a party, or single out minority groups.

The second change is aimed at making the redistricting process more transparent. It requires the process be overseen by an accredited college or university--as opposed to a private consultant.

Open government and transparency advocates--including the Sun Sentinel editorial board--supported the changes.