1. Federal Laws
    • Equal Population (based on total population of residents as determined by the most recent Federal decennial Census and adjusted by the State to reassign incarcerated persons to the last known place of residence)
    • Federal Voting Rights Act
    • No Racial Gerrymandering
  2. Traditional Districting Principles
    • Compact and Geographically contiguous.
    • Respect neighborhoods and “communities of interest”
    • Easily identifiable boundaries (major roads, rivers, etc.)
    • Respect voters’ choices / continuity in office
    • Future population growth