News. Debate. Community. Levers for a better democracy.

Packing

Glossary

An approach to the drawing of electoral maps in which the party in power concentrates as many voters from the opposing party into as few districts as possible, thereby maximizing the governing party's ability to win all the other districts. It's the opposite gerrymandering strategy from cracking.

Learn more about packing.

MOST READ
© Issue One. All rights reserved.