Almost 66% of Virginians voted in favor of the constitutional amendment for an independent redistricting commission. (See Ballotpedia link in the Resources Links for the numbers of votes.)
This referendum was on the Nov. 3 ballot after two years of making its way through the General Assembly, following the procedure for amending the Constitution.
The amendment transfers the power to draw congressional and state legislative districts to a 16-member redistricting commission. The General Assembly will still vote on the maps, but will not have the power to alter them. If a map is rejected, the commission would design a new one, and if it’s rejected again, the Virginia Supreme Court would decide instead.