1. Federal Laws
    • Equal Population (based on total population of residents as determined by the most recent Federal decennial Census and adjusted by the State to reassign incarcerated persons to the last known place of residence)
    • Federal Voting Rights Act
    • No Racial Gerrymandering
  2. Other Traditional Districting Principles
    • Geographically contiguous (areas must be physically connected)
    • Neighborhoods and “communities of interest” (Such as socio-economic geographic areas that should be kept together for purposes of its effective and fair representation)
    • Easily identifiable boundaries
    • Compactness
    • Respect voters’ choices/continuity in office
    • Future population growth