Guide: Apportionment/Reapportionment in Indiana

Statistics:

Stats Indiana Redistricting: http://www.stats.indiana.edu/topic/redistricting.asp

U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census data: http://www.census.gov/rdo/

Maps and Information

Provided below are various maps, bibliographies and publications discussing apportionment of Indiana's General Assembly, House and Senate Districts. Contact us if you need more help: libgimms@indiana.edu

Maps

PDF Version of all sample maps. For additional maps see "Read Further" below!


2000

Indiana General Assembly House Districts  From Indiana Elections Division of the Indiana Secretary of State's Office.

Indiana General Assembly Senate Districts From Indiana Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office

Indiana Congressional Districts from GPO Access

U.S. Bureau of the Census. Census 2000.  Congressional Apportionment: Historical Perspective.     

1990s

House Districts--Northern Part of State
House Districts--Southern Part of State
Senate Districts--Northern Part of State
Senate Districts--Southern Part of State
Scanned at 400dpi; saved as jpg. For pdf version
Produced by Indiana Legislative Services Agency.

1980s

House Districts & Senate Districts
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Produced by Indiana Legislative Services Agency.

1970s

1972: House Districts, Senate Districts, and Congressional Districts

1960s

1968: Congressional Districts
1965: House Districts, Senate Districts, and Congressional Districts
1963: House Districts and Senate Districts

1950sMap of Indiana showing Senate Districts in 1816

None.

1940s

1941: Congressional Districts

1930s

1931: Congressional Districts
1920s

1921: House Districts and Senate Districts

1910s

1915: House Districts and Senate Districts
1911: Congressional Districts

1900s

1905: House Districts and Senate Districts
1901: Congressional Districts

1800s

1897: House Districts and Senate Districts
1895: Congressional Districts
1893: House Districts and Senate Districts
1891: House Districts, Senate Districts, and Congressional Districts
1885: House Districts, Senate Districts, and Congressional Districts
1879: House Districts, Senate Districts, and Congressional Districts
1872: House Districts, Senate Districts, and Congressional Districts
1867: House Districts, Senate Districts, and Congressional Districts
1857: House Districts and Senate Districts
1852: Congressional Districts
1851: House Districts and Senate Districts
1846: House Districts and Senate Districts
1843: Congressional Districts
1841: House Districts and Senate Districts
1836: House Districts and Senate Districts
1834: House Districts and Senate Districts
1833: Congressional Districts
1831: House Districts and Senate Districts
1829: House Districts and Senate Districts
1826: House Districts and Senate Districts
1824: Congressional Districts
1823: House Districts and Senate Districts
1822: Congressional Districts
1821: House Districts and Senate Districts
1816: House Districts and Senate Districts

Note: The PDF files of the House, Senate, and Congressional Districts, 1816-1972 have been scanned from the book:
Walsh, J. E., Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly., & Indiana Historical Bureau. (1987). The centennial history of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978. Indianapolis: Published by the Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly in cooperation with the Indiana Historical Bureau.

Read further . . .

A Political Redistricting Tool for the Rest of Us. Information on why and how redistricting is done.

Author: Walsh, Justin E.
Title: The Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978.
Published: Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society. 1987.
Location: Multiple. See IUCat
Notes: The most comprehensive source of district maps can be found in Appendix B on pages 730-780. Researched and prepared by Elizabeth Shanahan, maps are given for 1816-1972.
Examples: House 1816 and Senate 1816.
Also note that Appendix C includes Congressional Districting Maps from 1822-1972. Each Part (1816-1850; 1850-1890; 1890-1930; 1930-1970) includes a discussion of reapportionment.

Authors: Pence, George and Nellie C. Armstrong.
Title: Indiana Boundaries: Territory, State and County.
Published: Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society. 1933.
Location: IUCat
Notes: Definitive volume on boundaries for the state of Indiana.

Authors: Rainey, Joan.
Title: "Apportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives: Will Indiana Lose a Seat After the 2000 Census?" Indiana Business Review., October, 1998. Page 1-3.
http://www.ibrc.indiana.edu/ibr/1998/fall98/01.pdf
Notes: Includes some maps.

Authors: Wallace, Leon H.
Title: "Legislative Apportionment in Indiana: A Case History."
Source: Indiana Law Journal, 42 (1966) 6-76 with appendices.
Notes: Shanahan cites this as the definitive source for apportionment.

Author: Indiana State Chamber of Commerce.
Title: Here is Your Indiana Government. 1945- .
Each edition includes a section describing the Indiana General Assembly and districts. Includes maps.
Print editions: IUCat
Senate 1985.
House 1973.

Authors: Williams, Jackson.
Title: "The courts and Partisan Gerrymandering: Recent Cases on Legislative Reapportionment."
Source: Southern Illinois Law Journal. 18 (1994) 563. Lexis-Nexis, Law Reviews. February 13, 2002.
Notes: Refers to 478 U.S. at 115 stating "In Davis v. Bandemer, n20 the Supreme Court reviewed a decision of a district court holding that the 1981 reapportionment of the Indiana General Assembly unconstitutionally diluted the votes of Democrats. The lower court had based its decision in part on the fact that about 52 percent of votes cast statewide in races for the state House of Representatives were cast for Democrats, yet Democrats won only 43 of 100 seats. n21 The Democrats had alleged that this was achieved through the use of "stacking" Democratic voters into districts with large Democratic majorities, thus "wasting" their votes, and "splitting" them in other districts so as to give Republicans safe districts where Democratic votes are ineffectual. n22 The defendants had appealed contending, first, that a claim of political gerrymandering was not justiciable under Baker v. Carr n23 and second, that if it was, the Democrats' rights had not been violated."
IU access through HeinOnline

Authors: Geldzahler, Evan. "Comment: Davis v. Bandemer: Remedial Difficulties in Political Gerrymandering."
Source: Emory Law Journal. 37 (1988) 443. Lexis-Nexis, Law Reviews. February 13, 2002.
Notes: Includes a description of the Indiana plan for apportionment following the 1980 federal census.
IU access through HeinOnline

Authors: Thomas, Stephen J. "Note: The Lack of Judicial Direction in Political Gerrymandering: An Invitation to Chaos Following the 1990 Census."
Source: Hastings Law Journal 40 (1989) 1067. Lexis-Nexis, Law Reviews. Feburary 13, 2002.
IU access through HeinOnlin

Title: "Indiana's Redistricting Information"
Published: Takoma Park, MD: Center for Voting and Democracy.
Notes: Focuses on congressional redistricting issues.

Title: Reapportionment: Some Recent Material in the Indiana State Library.
Published: Indianapolis, Indiana State Library. December 1964
Description:2 page bibliography.

Title: Apportionment and reapportionment in Indiana: political implications of Indiana reapportionment.
Authors: Edwin B. McPheron and George C. Roberts.
Published: [Bloomington, IN]: Bureau of Government Research, Indiana University, 1957.
Description:[32] leaves: maps; 28 cm.
Location: IUCat

Title: Reapportionment of the Indiana General Assembly.
Published: Indianapolis : League of Women Voters of Indiana.
Description:1963. with supplement Jan. 1964.
Location: IUCat

Powerpoint presentation of apportionment maps 1970-1990


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