Position Paper on Using Citizens Juries to Reform Redistricting

Position Paper on Using Citizens Juries to Reform Redistricting

Policy Jury Group Director, Tyrone Reitman, and Amit Ron, Associate Professor at Arizona State University’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, propose how a citizen-jury like panel of randomly selected citizens can provide a viable solution to one of the most basic problems of redistricting: assuring the public at large that redistricting processes can have integrity.

This short position paper provides a an overview of the most common approaches to redistricting reform, their strengths and weaknesses, and how Citizens Juries could be integrated into state and local redistricting efforts at minimal fiscal and political expense.