Provide Your Input With the Online Mapping Tool Draw or submit your own congressional district map for consideration or tell the Chair of the House State Government Committee about the boundaries of your community of interest with our online mapping tool. Communities of interest are used to help stakeholders understand local interests in preserving areas within a district. A community of interest can be a subdivision, a city, a neighborhood or any geographic area defined and submitted for consideration. Notice: Everyone in Pennsylvania should have an opportunity to contribute. Duplicate submissions, i.e., submission of the same information by the same individual multiple times, will not be considered. Online Mapping Tool *NEW* Draw or Submit Your Own Map (Accepting submissions from Nov. 8 – Dec. 3.) Residents can draw and submit their own congressional district maps for consideration through Friday, Dec. 3. All maps must comply with the following criteria: population equality among Congressional districts, contain 17 complete Congressional districts, and adhere to the Federal Voting Rights Act. Traditional redistricting criteria, such as maintaining the integrity of political subdivisions, should also be considered. *Notice: Users who choose to submit an already created map will only be able to submit that map via a SHAPEFILE (.shp), which must be submitted in zipped or compressed form. The committee’s software uses and requires precise and accurate census geography, therefore, we cannot accept plans that do not use precise and accurate data. If you are having trouble uploading or creating a map, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Users can choose to make their maps available for public view and comment. Click here to view validated, publicly submitted maps. Define Your Community of Interest Draw your community of interest boundaries, including streets, neighborhoods and important hubs that make your community unique. Consider landmarks, cultural districts, industries and employers, and unofficial communities (i.e. Happy Valley, coal country, Upper Dauphin, the Mon Valley, the Shale Belt). Not sure where to start? Think about where you shop, go to school, play sports, access services, or attend church. By identifying your community of interest, you help us keep like-minded communities together so you can be fairly and well represented in Washington, D.C.