Indiana

Overview

Indiana Redistricting Process

Congressional

Congressional maps are enacted by the State Legislature. The Governor can veto the plans.

The Legislature can override a veto with a majority vote of all those elected. Republicans currently have veto-proof majorities in both chambers.

If the Legislature fails to enact a congressional map, a five-member backup Commission is formed. The Indiana Redistricting Commission is made up of the Speaker of the House of Indiana, the Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore, and the chairmen of the Indiana Senate and House committees responsible for elections and apportionment. The fifth member is selected by the Governor and must be a member of the General Assembly.

The Commission is required to convene no later than 30 days after the General Assembly adjourns. The enacted map, passed by simple majority, is presented to the Governor, who publishes the plan in an executive order, giving the plan force of law.

Legislative

Legislative maps are enacted by the State Legislature. The Governor can veto the plans.

The Legislature can override a veto with a majority vote. Republicans currently have veto-proof majorities in both chambers.

Source: Ind. Const. art. IV, § 5. Ind. Code §§ 3-3-2-1; 3-3-2-2 (2019).


Ballot Measure Process

Kinds of Ballot Measures
Only the Indiana Legislature may refer amendments to the ballot. There is no initiative or referendum process.

Source: Ind. Const. art. XVI.


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