Using our DistrictBuilder tool, you can make a valid election map in a couple of hours. Then you can enter it in our mapping competition, which offers nice cash prizes for the best entries.
A helpful word of advice. Before diving in, first take these three steps:
Maps reflect the goals and values of the mapper. There is no one right answer, no one perfect map. What are your goals? This exercise will help you figure them out.
A lot goes into making a valid map, so District Builder is a pretty complex tool. We’ve put together a video demo and an easy-to-read User Guide. Each offers lots of pro tips for getting DB to do what you want. We strongly recommend you give both a look.
You can enter multiple maps. But each must be accompanied by a Personal Statement on why and how you did your map the way you did. So it's best to review the competition rules before mapping. Once you've done that, click the “Yes, I’m Ready” button on this page. This will open a new browser tab, taking you to DistrictBuilder.
Run into a snag? Want help on how to map a region you don't know well? Figure out a great hack you want to share? Visit the DistrictBuilder User Forum.