To help residents understand the new proposed electoral boundaries for Alaska, the Alaska Democratic Party has released an interactive redistricting map.
The interactive map overlays the Alaska Redistricting Board’s draft plans with Google Earth, allowing residents to zoom in on particular areas and see how the new boundaries could affect specific communities.
The ADP was critical of the Board’s draft plans, saying they “lack road names or geographic features” and are difficult for voters to understand.
To use the party’s maps, download Google Earth for free and load the layer for each of the maps proposed by the Redistricting Board. Once users have downloaded Google Earth and the proposed maps, they can see where their home would be located by using the “Search” field in the left toolbar:
Each of the Redistricting Board’s maps is available at the Alaska Democratic Party’s website or through these links:
Board Draft plan – A
Board Draft plan – B
Board Draft plan – C
Board Draft plan – D
Board Draft plan – E
Board Draft plan – F
Board Draft plan – G
Third Party plan – AFFER
Third Party plan – Calista
Third Party plan – Gazewood and Weiner
Third Party plan – Ketchikan Gateway Borough
To read the KSRM News Department’s break down of how the favored drafts – Maps A, B, and D – will affect the Peninsula, read: Senator Giessel to Lose Nikiski in 2 Out of 3 Plans and Alaska Redistricting Board Publishes Drafts.