Activists seek 30-day review of Indiana redistricting plan

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Voting rights activists have urged Indiana legislative leaders to give the public at least a month to review proposed new congressional and state election district maps before they are finalized.

Members of the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission organized by Common Cause and other groups issued a report Wednesday calling for greater public involvement in the once-a-decade redrawing of election maps based on population changes.

Common Cause Indiana policy director Julia Vaughn says the Republican-dominated Legislature should use the coming months to hold public hearings around the state, then allow 30 days for feedback on the proposed district maps.