Play a game–learn to vote

Generations of League members have tried to educate young people about how elections work, but some people at the University of Southern California have come up with a new twist. According to a story in today’s Washington Post, they have created a new free game to help people understand how important Redistricting is in shaping elections. The Redistricting Game lets players change district borders in a fictional state and demonstrates how the changes can protect incumbents or oust the opposition. This is an issue the League has grappled with for years, trying to support ballot measures that would make the process fair, but it’s hard to convince people that it is important. Now it seems there may be a tool to help the average voter understand why redistricting matters. The game will be demonstrated at the Games for Change conference in New York this week and will be available starting Monday, June 11 at athttp://www.redistrictinggame.org.

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