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STANDARDS FOR LEGISLATURE TO FOLLOW IN CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING
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Reference:
Article III, Section 20

Summary:
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Congressional districts or districting plans may not be drawn to favor or disfavor an incumbent or political party. Districts shall not be drawn to deny racial or language minorities the equal opportunity to participate in the political process and elect representatives of their choice. Districts must be contiguous. Unless otherwise required, districts must be compact, as equal in population as feasible, and where feasible must make use of existing city, county and geographical boundaries.

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Sponsor:
FairDistrictsFlorida.org.
2665 South Bayshore Drive
Suite M-103
Miami, FL 33133-0000
(305) 445-5442
  Contact: Manuel A. Diaz, Chairperson

Signatures:
Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 67,683 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 676,811 
Statewide total currently valid: 681,562*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until an initiative petition is certified to have made ballot. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
 
Two signature thresholds must first be met for ballot position: 1) statewide total [8 percent of the votes cast in the last presidential election], and 2) Congressional District signature totals in at least 14 of Florida's 27 Congressional Districts [8 percent of the votes cast in each Congressional District in the last presidential election]. See section 3, Article XI, Fla. Const., section 100.371, Fla. Stat.
 
A Congressional District may consist of one or more counties and a county may be part of more than one congressional district. To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Passed
Approval Date: 09/28/2007 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 05/02/2008 
Attorney General: 05/19/2008 
Sent to Supreme Court: 06/18/2008 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 01/29/2009 
Made Ballot: 01/22/2010 
Ballot Number: 6  
Election Date: 11/02/2010 
 Votes For: 3,153,199   
 Votes Against: 1,857,748   




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