Comprehensive Redistricting Services
Our team of GIS practitioners, data experts, community planners, and public engagement professionals is ready to support your redistricting process, no matter how simple or complex it may be. Work with MFA, and you’ll be using the best possible analyses, tools, and processes to ensure that your redistricting initiative is transparent, data-driven, and compliant with federal, state, and local regulations.
A FLO & MFA Partnership
When it comes to the technical complexities of redistricting, there is no better team than FLO Analytics, our in-house GIS and data analytics team. FLO’s expertise, paired with MFA’s deep experience working with public agencies on complex regulatory challenges and public engagement, ensures that you have access to the technical know-how, software, and engagement strategies to help you successfully redistrict.
Every decade, as required by law, government entities such as states, cities, counties, and special districts redraw their district maps to help ensure fair representation. In 2021, district boundaries will be redrawn from coast to coast, based on data collected during the 2020 Census.
Who Needs Redistricting Services?
Local governments and special districts that elect members to represent different geographic areas of the government or the district are required to redistrict after the decennial Census.
Our experienced GIS and data analysts will efficiently guide you through the iterative process of modeling and updating boundaries. They will ensure that boundaries are checked for compactness and allowable population deviation while accounting for any unique criteria you need to consider.
Census Data Specialists
Gathering and deciphering census data can be an enormous effort. Our in-house demography team is ready to contribute their deep expertise in census data analysis and boundary scenario modeling.
Proven Strategic Planning and Public Engagement Strategies
Public engagement is often required by law for redistricting, and requirements vary from entity to entity. We collaborate with clients to develop well-informed and strategic public engagement plans that integrate community needs, internal requirements, and the data-driven process. We consider applicable laws and policies, diversity of stakeholders and perspectives, regulatory timelines, and more.
Working with you, we will develop plans that engage your community and stakeholders early and often, make complex information accessible, gather timely and productive input, and reflect that input back to the community. Redistricting can be a contentious process. Through transparent and thoughtful public engagement, your community becomes an active participant, and the process can be smoother, build trust, and result in constructive outcomes.
Online Public Engagement Portals
Broaden the reach of your engagement efforts with a web portal that host all materials related to your redistricting project, including draft district boundary maps, public hearing schedules, training and demonstration videos, and public comment submission. Hosting these materials online will result in broader and more effective engagement that meets the needs of your community with less strain on your limited resources.
The District Scenario Modeler is an interactive web-based mapping tool that we designed to provide your community with an easy way to participate in the districting or redistricting process. The tool allows users to draw their own boundaries and instantly view demographic information to see if they are population-balanced and support fair representation. All redistricting maps can be delivered to you in printed formats or as an interactive public-facing or password-protected web map.
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