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Yes on South Dakota Amendment T: Redistricting Commission
Voters should be choosing their politicians, but unfortunately, due to the biased process in which voting maps are drawn, it’s often politicians who choose their voters. When state legislators have the power to decide which voters are designated to particular voting districts, the result is often gerrymandering—maps are drawn to favor the incumbents and/or the party in charge.
Amendment T would address this by replacing the legislators on the map-drawing committee with voters—a move which not only reduces the bias in the process, but also saves taxpayer dollars.
Committee members would not be allowed to hold public office 3 years before or after being selected and would ban the use of party identification to manipulate maps. The ultimate result is a fairer redistricting process and a healthier democracy.