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Alabama Congressional Districts Complete Republican January 28, 2022

Governor Kay Ivey signed the new congressional maps into law on November 4, 2021.

The Alabama redistricting process is controlled by the state legislature, controlled by Republicans, and the Governor, also a Republican.

The state constitution does not set an explicit deadline, providing only that the legislature must apportion representatives in the next session following the census.

On February 7, 2022, the US Supreme Court issued a stay of the lower court's decision blocking the congressional map. Although the stay is temporary, the court won't take up the issue in earnest until its next session later in the year. The state-passed map will therefore be in effect for the primary elections in May and the general election in November.

On January 24, 2022, a three-judge panel unanimously found that the congressional map was racially gerrymandered in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The ruling gives the state legislature 14 days to produce a map that includes "two districts in which Black voters either comprise a voting-age majority or something quite close to it." If the legislature fails to pass a compliant map, the court will appoint a special master to do so.

On November 4, 2021, a lawsuit was filed challenging the new map, and the plaintiffs in the previous lawsuit updated their complaint to include objections to the new map.

On Sept. 28, 2021, a lawsuit was filed alleging that the current congressional district map is racially gerrymandered. Plaintiffs seek a map that is drawn to allow up to two majority-minority districts.

Alabama State Legislative Districts Complete Republican January 28, 2022

Governor Kay Ivey signed the new state House and Senate maps into law on November 4, 2021.

The Alabama redistricting process is controlled by the state legislature, controlled by Republicans, and the Governor, also a Republican.

The state constitution does not set an explicit deadline, providing only that the legislature must apportion representatives in the next session following the census.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Alaska  State Legislative Districts Complete Commission November 10, 2021

The redistricting process in Alaska is controlled by a redistricting board made up of 5 appointed members. Commissioners must be selected on a non-partisan basis.

During a public hearing on Nov 10, 2021 the Alaska Redistricting Board adopted a Final Proclamation of Redistricting defining new legislative districts for the coming decade. New maps and other information can be found here.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Arizona Congressional Districts Complete Commission January 1, 2022

The redistricting process in Arizona is controlled by the Independent Redistricting Commission consisting of five citizen members. The commission traditionally consists of two Democrats, two Republicans, and the chairperson who is unaffiliated with either party.

Members are nominated by the state commission on appellate court appointments and majority and minority leaders in each legislative chamber choose one commissioner. The four select a fifth tiebreaker who is not registered in the same party as any other commissioner. Members must not have ran for or held political office or served as a political party officer in the preceding three years.

The commission must release draft maps of legislative and congressional districts to the public for comment. The comment period cannot be shorter than 30 days. During the public comment period, either or both chambers of the legislature may make recommendations to the commission for its consideration. The commission is subject to state open records and open meetings laws.

A simple majority is required for the commission to approve district maps, with no bipartisan vote requirement. Thus, the unaffiliated chairperson functions as a tiebreaker between the Republican-appointed and Democratic-appointed commissioners.

There is no official redistricting deadline for either state or congressional districts, but candidate filing begins in January.

On Sep. 14, 2021, the Commission approved the initial grid maps to be used by the commission as a starting point for congressional and state legislature maps. The maps divide up Arizona's population into equal sections. The final grid map meeting will take place on Oct. 7, 2021.

On October 28, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved draft maps for the state's congressional and legislative districts. The vote kicks off a public comment period where changes can be made to the proposals.

As of November 23, the commission is still holding public comment sessions. Once sufficient public comment has been received, the commission will hold final decision meetings, the last of which will be held on December 22, 2021, where a final map will be voted on.

On December 22, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved the final congressional map that the state will use until 2032.

No substantial legal challenges at this time. However, one could be expected. The AZ Democratic Party released a statement which detailed their intention to examine "every legal remedy available to fight for fair and competitive maps for Arizona voters.”

Arizona State Legislative Districts Complete Commission January 1, 2022

The redistricting process in Arizona is controlled by the Independent Redistricting Commission consisting of five citizen members. The commission traditionally consists of two Democrats, two Republicans, and the chairperson who is unaffiliated with either party.

Members are nominated by the state commission on appellate court appointments and majority and minority leaders in each legislative chamber choose one commissioner. The four select a fifth tiebreaker who is not registered in the same party as any other commissioner. Members must not have ran for or held political office or served as a political party officer in the preceding three years.

The commission must release draft maps of legislative and congressional districts to the public for comment. The comment period cannot be shorter than 30 days. During the public comment period, either or both chambers of the legislature may make recommendations to the commission for its consideration. The commission is subject to state open records and open meetings laws.

A simple majority is required for the commission to approve district maps, with no bipartisan vote requirement. Thus, the unaffiliated chairperson functions as a tiebreaker between the Republican-appointed and Democratic-appointed commissioners.

Arizona requires that its districts comply with extensive lists of both traditional and emerging criteria. Arizona does not reallocate prisoners.

There is no official redistricting deadline for either state or congressional districts, but candidate filing begins in January.

On Sep. 14, 2021, the Commission approved the initial grid maps to be used by the commission as a starting point for congressional and state legislature maps. The maps divide up Arizona's population into equal sections. The final grid map meeting will take place on Oct. 7, 2021.

On October 28, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved draft maps for the state's congressional and legislative districts. The vote kicks off a public comment period where changes can be made to the proposals.

As of November 23, the commission is still holding public comment sessions. Once sufficient public comment has been received, the commission will hold final decision meetings, the last of which will be held on December 22, 2021, where a final map will be voted on.

On December 22, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved the final legislative map that the state will use until 2032.

No substantial legal challenges at this time. However, one could be expected. The AZ Democratic Party released a statement which detailed their intention to examine "every legal remedy available to fight for fair and competitive maps for Arizona voters.”

Arkansas Congressional Districts Complete Republican February 22, 2021

In Arkansas, Republicans are in full control of the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On Oct. 7, 2021, the Arkansas legislature passed HB1982/SB743 outlining new boundaries for Arkansas’ four congressional districts. The governor chose to allow the new maps to become law without his signature.

On January 14th, 2022 the new map went into effect. (https://news.ballotpedia.org/2022/01/17/arkansas-congressional-map-goes-into-effect/)

The group Arkansas for a Unified Natural State has announced a campaign to initiate a referendum on the state's new congressional map.

Arkansas State Legislative Districts Complete Republican February 22, 2021

In Arkansas, the Board of Apportionment, consisting of the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General, redraws the state legislative districts. Each of these executive branch offices are currently held by Republicans.

The Board of Apportionment has already held a series of public meetings, a schedule of which can be found here.

On November 29 the Arkansas Board of Apportionment voted 3-0 to adopt the final state legislative maps. The maps will become law Dec. 30, 2021, barring any legal challenges.

The deadline to enact state legislative maps is on or before Feb. 1 immediately following each federal census.

The group Arkansas for a Unified Natural State has announced a campaign to initiate a referendum on the state's new congressional map.

On December 29 the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit challenging the redistricting plan on the basis that it would undermine the voting strength of Black Arkansans. On February 22nd, 2022 U.S. District Judge Lee Rudofsky dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Arkansas Public Policy Panel, the Arkansas State Conference NAACP and the Arkansas ACLU after the DOJ failed to join the case. Judge Rodofsky argued that Voting Rights Act cases must only be brought by the attorney general.(https://katv.com/news/local/federal-judge-dismisses-arkansas-redistricting-lawsuit)

California Congressional Districts Complete Commission December 27, 2021

The redistricting process in California is controlled by an independent commission that is chosen at random from a pool of applicants selected by a panel of state auditors.

On December 20th, the commission approved the final maps for the State congressional districts.

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No substantial legal challenges at this time.

California State Legislative Districts Complete Commission December 27, 2021

The redistricting process in California is controlled by an independent commission that is chosen at random from a pool of applicants selected by a panel of state auditors.

On December 20th, the commission approved the final maps for the State legislative districts.

Senate Map: Hyperlink

Assembly Map: Hyperlink

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Colorado Congressional Districts Complete Commission December 1, 2021

The redistricting process in Colorado is controlled by an independent commission. The commission is composed of four Democrats, four Republicans, and four unaffiliated voters. Members are appointed through a combination of judicial review and random draw from a pool of applicants.

The Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission voted on Sep. 28, 2021, to approve their maps. On Nov. 1, 2021, the Colorado Supreme Court approved the legislature's redistricting maps.

The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments for challenges to the congressional maps on October 12. The Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy, and Research Organization (CLLARO) has brought the most prominent challenge, arguing that the new maps dilute the influence of Latino voters.

Colorado State Legislative Districts Complete Commission December 29, 2021

The redistricting process in Colorado is controlled by an independent commission. The commission is composed of four Democrats, four Republicans, and four unaffiliated voters. Members are appointed through a combination of judicial review and random draw from a pool of applicants.

The Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission voted on Oct. 11, 2021, to approve their maps. On Nov. 1, 2021, the Colorado Supreme Court approved the legislature's redistricting maps.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Connecticut Congressional Districts Complete Split November 30, 2021

Control of the redistricting process in Connecticut is split. New maps are drawn by the Democratic state legislature and enacted by two-thirds of each chamber. If the legislature fails to pass a map, redistricting falls to a bipartisan commission made up of state legislators. While Democrats control the governorship and legislature, they lack the two-thirds majority in the House required to pass a map, and the governor lacks veto power.

The legislature failed to pass a map by the Sept. 15, 2021, deadline. Therefore, the responsibility for redistricting now goes to a bipartisan commission made up of state legislators. The commission has not yet proposed or enacted a new map.

On Oct. 20, 2021, the Connecticut Reapportionment Commission chose a former state senator, Kevin Johnston, to serve as the commission's ninth, tie-breaking member. Johnston served the same role during the 2011 redistricting process.

The backup commission has until Nov. 30, 2021, to enact a map. If the backup commission fails to enact a map by the deadline, then responsibility for redistricting falls to the State Supreme Court, which will have until Feb. 15, 2022, to enact a map.

As of December 2, 2021 the redistricting commission has requested an extension until December 21, 2021 to redraw Congressional districts.

On February 10, 2022 the Connecticut Supreme Court adopted the congressional map drawn by Special Master Nate Persily.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Connecticut State Legislative Districts Complete Split November 30, 2021

Control of the redistricting process in Connecticut is split. New maps are drawn by the Democratic state legislature and enacted by two-thirds of each chamber. If the legislature fails to pass a map, redistricting falls to a bipartisan commission made up of state legislators. While Democrats control the governorship and legislature, they lack the two-thirds majority in the House required to pass a map, and the governor lacks veto power.

The legislature failed to pass a map by the Sept. 15, 2021, deadline. Therefore, the responsibility for redistricting now goes to a bipartisan commission made up of state legislators. The commission has not yet proposed or enacted a new map.

On Oct. 20, 2021, the Connecticut Reapportionment Commission chose a former state senator, Kevin Johnston, to serve as the commission's ninth, tie-breaking member. Johnston served the same role during the 2011 redistricting process.

The backup commission has until Nov. 30, 2021, to enact a map. If the backup commission fails to enact a map by the deadline, then responsibility for redistricting falls to the State Supreme Court, which will have until Feb. 15, 2022, to enact a map.

Connecticut's state level redistricting was completed on Nov. 23, 2021, when the Connecticut Reapportionment Commission unanimously approved new maps for the state’s 36 Senate districts. The Commission had previously approved updated House maps on Nov. 18.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Delaware State Legislative Districts Complete Democratic January 13, 2022

In Delaware, Democrats are in full control of the state legislative redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.

The legislature passed new state legislative maps on Nov. 1, 2021. The redistricting plans now head to Gov. John Carney for his signature. 2022 Final Senate and House District Maps

11/2/21 Signed by Governor

The new legislative districts will take effect for the 2022 general election. Candidates in that election must reside in the new districts. Immediately following the Nov. 8, 2022 election, legislators will begin representing constituents within the new district lines.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Florida Congressional Districts Complete Republican March 11, 2022

In Florida, Republicans are in full control of the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

The Florida State Legislature will draw and adopt new legislative and congressional district maps during the 2022 regular session, which begins Jan. 11, 2022.

On March 11, 2022, voters filed a lawsuit to ask a state trial court to take over the congressional redistricting process due to the deadlock between the governor and state legislature.

On March 29, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed the congressional maps sent to him by the state legislature and said that the legislature will need to return for a special session which will meet April 19-22 to redraw the maps.

On April 22, 2022, Governor DeSantis signed his proposed congressional map into law after it passed both chambers of the state legislature.

On May 11, 2022, a Florida state judge ruled against Governor Ron DeSantis's north Florida congressional map due to it reducing African American voting power. The judge imposed a map that reinstates Florida's 5th district from the previous congressional map, but keeps the governor's changes to central and south Florida districts. Republicans have appealed the ruling.

On May 20, 2022, Florida's First District Court of Appeal reinstated Governor DeSantis's congressional map.

The Florida Supreme Court announced on June 2, 2022, that it would not hear a challenge to Governor DeSantis's congressional map before the midterm elections. The matter will go back to Florida's First District Court of Appeal likely ensuring the Governor's map will be used in the Midterms.

On March 11, 2022, voters filed a lawsuit to ask a state trial court to take over the congressional redistricting process due to the deadlock between the governor and state legislature.

On April 22, 2022, civil rights groups filed a lawsuit challenging the new congressional map.

On May 11, 2022, a Florida state judge ruled against Governor Ron DeSantis's north Florida congressional map due to it reducing African American voting power. The judge imposed a map that reinstates Florida's 5th district from the previous congressional map, but keeps the governor's changes to central and south Florida districts. Republicans have appealed the ruling.

On May 20, 2022, Florida's First District Court of Appeal reinstated Governor DeSantis's congressional map.

The Florida Supreme Court announced on June 2, 2022, that it would not hear a challenge to Governor DeSantis's congressional map before the midterm elections. The matter will go back to Florida's First District Court of Appeal likely ensuring the Governor's map will be used in the Midterms.

Florida State Legislative Districts Complete Republican March 11, 2022

In Florida, Republicans are in full control of the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

The Florida State Legislature will draw and adopt new legislative and congressional district maps during the 2022 regular session, which begins Jan. 11, 2022. On March 3, 2022, the Florida Supreme Court approved the proposed state legislative maps.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Georgia Congressional Districts Complete Republican March 7, 2022

Governor Brian Kemp signed the new maps into law on 12/30/21, more than a month after they were presented for his signature.

In Georgia, redistricting is controlled by the legislature, controlled by Republicans, and the governor, also a Republican.

On Sept. 27, 2021, the Senate released the first draft of a new congressional district map. The legislature plans to hold a special session on redistricting beginning Nov. 3, 2021.

The state constitution does not provide a deadline for the completion of congressional redistricting, so the practical deadline is the deadline for filing candidates on March 7, 2022.

Several legal challenges to the new maps were filed concurrently with the signing of the new maps. These challenges assert that the new districts dilute the voting power of people of color, who have accounted for 100% of the population growth that netted the state an additional congressional seat in 2021.

Georgia State Legislative Districts Complete Republican March 7, 2022

Governor Brian Kemp signed the new maps into law on 12/30/21, more than a month after they were presented for his signature.

In Georgia, redistricting is controlled by the legislature, controlled by Republicans, and the governor, also a Republican.

On Sept. 27, 2021, the Senate released the first draft of a new congressional district map. The legislature plans to hold a special session on redistricting beginning Nov. 3, 2021.

The state constitution does not provide a deadline for the completion of congressional redistricting, so the practical deadline is the deadline for filing candidates on March 7, 2022.

Several legal challenges to the new maps were filed concurrently with the signing of the new maps. These challenges assert that the new districts dilute the voting power of people of color, who have accounted for 100% of the population growth that netted the state an additional congressional seat in 2021.

Hawaii Congressional Districts Complete Commission February 22, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Hawaii is in the hands of a bipartisan commission appointed by legislative leaders and made up of citizens.

At their Sep. 9, 2021, meeting, the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Technical Group has released two proposals for the state’s congressional districts, one of which keeps the state’s two congressional districts exactly the same.

The Hawaii State Supreme Court granted the State of Hawaii’s petition to extend the deadlines for redistricting. The commission has until Jan. 8, 2022, to propose a draft congressional map, which must be enacted by Feb. 27, 2022.

The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission approved the final Congressional map on January 28, 2022.

On March 16, the Hawaii Supreme Court denied a petition brought by Oahu, Maui and Big Island residents who sought to overturn maps drawn by the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission.

Hawaii State Legislative Districts Complete Commission February 22, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Hawaii is in the hands of a bipartisan commission appointed by legislative leaders and made up of citizens.

While the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Technical Group has released proposals for congressional maps, the commission has not yet released any proposals for state legislative district maps.

The Hawaii State Supreme Court granted the State of Hawaii’s petition to extend the deadlines for redistricting. The commission has until Jan. 8, 2022, to propose a draft congressional map, which must be enacted by Feb. 27, 2022.

The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission approved the final State Legislative map on January 28, 2022.

On March 16, the Hawaii Supreme Court denied a petition brought by Oahu, Maui and Big Island residents who sought to overturn maps drawn by the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission.

Idaho Congressional Districts Complete Commission February 28, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Idaho is in the hands of an independent commission appointed by state legislative leaders and made up of citizens. A simple majority is required for the commission to approve district maps, with no bipartisan vote requirement.

On Nov. 5, 2021, the state panel tasked with drawing new lines for the state's 2 congressional districts approved an updated map by a vote of 4-2.

The Commission officially has 90 days from the time the commission has been organized or the necessary census data is available, whichever is later, to enact maps. However, during the 2011 cycle, the commission failed to adopt districts by its constitutionally mandated deadline. Candidates begin filing for election on Feb. 28, 2022, so maps will need to be drawn by that date.

On November 12, former state lawmaker Branden Durst filed a lawsuit against the Idaho Commission for Reapportionment and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney claiming that the new map is unconstitutional because it splits up more counties than necessary.

In late January the Idaho Supreme Court upheld the state's legislative map

Idaho State Legislative Districts Complete Commission February 28, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Idaho is in the hands of an independent commission appointed by state legislative leaders and made up of citizens. A simple majority is required for the commission to approve district maps, with no bipartisan vote requirement.

On Nov. 5, 2021, the state panel tasked with drawing new lines for the state's 35 state legislative districts approved an updated map by a vote of 6-0.

The Commission officially has 90 days from the time the commission has been organized or the necessary census data is available, whichever is later, to enact maps. However, during the 2011 cycle, the commission failed to adopt districts by its constitutionally mandated deadline. Candidates begin filing for election on Feb. 28, 2022, so maps will need to be drawn by that date.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Illinois Congressional Districts Complete Democratic March 7, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Illinois is held by the Democrats in the legislature. The districts are redrawn by statute and may be vetoed by the governor, also a Democrat.

Lawmakers passed a new congressional map on Oct. 29, 2021, during the scheduled fall session that begins Oct. 19, 2021. The congressional map now awaits Gov. Pritzker's signature before becoming law.

Pritzker enacts new Congressional map after Illinois loses seat in U.S. House

There is no deadline for congressional districts, but the filing deadline for congressional candidates is Mar. 7, 2022.

No substantial legal challenges at this time

Illinois State Legislative Districts Complete Democratic June 30, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Illinois is held by the Democrats in the legislature. The districts are redrawn by statute and may be vetoed by the governor, also a Democrat.

Under the state constitution, if the state fails to adopt state legislative lines by June 30, 2021, a backup commission will be formed by July 10 to draw those lines. There is no backup commission in the event of a failure to adopt congressional district lines.

To meet the constitutional deadline, lawmakers passed an early version of state legislative districts into law in May, before the full U.S. Census data was received. On Aug. 30, 2021, lawmakers released adjusted proposed maps for state legislative districts, which the legislature passed on Aug. 31, 2021, and signed into law on Sep. 24, 2021 (house, senate).

There have been a handful of substantial legal challenges to Illinois's new maps. The first set of lawsuits were filed by the Illinois Republicans and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund after the first map was signed into law on 06/04/2021. The lawsuit was filed alleging that equal populations coulnd not be ensured in the new districts because ACS data was used rather than the yet released 2020 Census Bureau data.

The new Census data showed significant population differences with the ACS data which lead Democrats to enact a new map during a special session. Republicans are currently arguing that because the new maps were passed after the constitution's 6/30 deadline the redistricting task should be done by a bipartisan commission.

Indiana Congressional Districts Complete Republican January 11, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Indiana. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On Oct. 4, 2021, Gov. Holcomb signed a bill into law (IN HB 1581) that redraws the state’s congressional maps. The new map, drawn by Republicans, is expected to allow the GOP to maintain its 7-2 seat majority in the state.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Indiana State Legislative Districts Complete Republican January 11, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Indiana. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On Oct. 4, 2021, Gov. Holcomb signed a bill into law (IN HB 1581) that redraws the state’s state legislative maps.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Iowa Congressional Districts Complete Republican February 28, 2022

Iowa’s Republican legislature and governor have responsibility for adopting the district maps. However, the maps are drawn by the nonpartisan legislative staff of the Legislative Services Agency, which refer their maps to the state legislature. Unlike many other states, Iowa prohibits its nonpartisan staff from considering partisan data when drawing district maps. Lawmakers must then approve or reject the maps by a simple majority vote. If the legislature rejects the first two proposals from the nonpartisan legislative staff, lawmakers will be able to make amendments to a third proposal.

During a legislative special session that began Oct. 5, 2021, focused on redistricting, lawmakers voted (32-18) to reject the first set of proposed redistricting maps.

On October 28, 2021, the Iowa legislature approved the proposal that redraws the state's congressional maps. Gov. Kim Reynolds must now sign the new political boundaries into law.

On November 4, 2021, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed redistricting maps into law (IA SF 621). The new maps will be effective beginning with the 2022 elections.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Iowa State Legislative Districts Complete Republican February 28, 2022

Iowa’s Republican legislature and governor have responsibility for adopting the district maps. However, the maps are drawn by the nonpartisan legislative staff of the Legislative Services Agency, which refer their maps to the state legislature. Unlike many other states, Iowa prohibits its nonpartisan staff from considering partisan data when drawing district maps. Lawmakers must then approve or reject the maps by a simple majority vote. If the legislature rejects the first two proposals from the nonpartisan legislative staff, lawmakers will be able to make amendments to a third proposal.

During a legislative special session that began Oct. 5, 2021, focused on redistricting, lawmakers voted (32-18) to reject the first set of proposed redistricting maps.

On October 28, 2021, the Iowa legislature approved the proposal that redraws the state legislative maps. Gov. Kim Reynolds must now sign the new political boundaries into law.

On November 4, 2021, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed redistricting maps into law (IA SF 621). The new maps will be effective beginning with the 2022 elections.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Kansas Congressional Districts Complete Republican May 31, 2022

In Kansas, Republicans are in full control of the congressional redistricting process. While new maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and subject to veto by the Democratic governor, Republicans hold the super-majority necessary in the Kansas Legislature to override the governor's veto. Congressional redistricting maps do not require approval by the state supreme court.

Republicans released a map on January 18 and the Senate passed it on January 21, and the House passed it on January 26, sending it to Governor Laura Kelly (D), who vetoed the map on February 3. The Senate overrode the veto on February 8, and the House overrode the veto on February 9.

On April 25, a Wyandotte County judge ruled that the congressional maps are unconstitutional.

On February 14, a suit was filed by 11 residents including the ACLU alleging illegal partisan gerrymandering in violation of the U.S. and Kansas constitutions. The Kansas Supreme Court upheld the maps on May 18.

Kansas State Legislative Districts Complete Republican May 15, 2022

In Kansas, Republicans control the redistricting process. While new maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and subject to veto by the Democratic governor, Republicans hold the super-majority necessary in the Kansas Legislature to override the governor's veto. Within 15 days after publication of redrawn districts, the attorney general shall petition the state supreme court to determine its validity, and the court shall have 30 days to enter a judgment.

The legislature has not yet proposed or enacted a new map. Some town halls were held in August and House Speaker Ron Ryckman has pledged to hold town meetings this fall.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Kentucky Congressional Districts Complete Republican November 3, 2021

In Kentucky, new maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature. While Democratic Governor Beshear can veto the measure, Republicans hold veto-proof supermajorities in both the House and the Senate.

A special session is expected to be called now that census numbers have been released.

After quickly passing the Kentucky House and Senate, the redistricting maps were sent to Governor Beshear on January 8th, 2022.

Governor Beshear vetoed the redrawn maps citing gerrymandering, however the Republican supermajorities in the legislature overrode this veto. (https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-general-assembly/2022/01/20/kentucky-democratic-party-suing-over-republicans-redistricting-maps/6596650001/).

Shortly after the Republicans in the legislature overrode Governor Beshear's veto the Kentucky Democratic Party announced they would be suing over the redistricting maps. Their lawsuit cites ""extreme partisan gerrymandering," which violates the state Constitution "by arbitrarily denying the citizens of the Commonwealth the rights to a free and equal election, free expression, and free association." (https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-general-assembly/2022/01/20/kentucky-democratic-party-suing-over-republicans-redistricting-maps/6596650001/). Joining the Kentucky Democratic Party in the lawsuit are House Democratic Caucus Chair Derrick Graham and four Kentucky residents. (https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-general-assembly/2022/02/18/judge-wont-halt-kentucky-redistricting-but-lets-lawsuit-continues/6835720001/).

Kentucky State Legislative Districts Complete Republican January 7, 2022

In Kentucky, new maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature. While Democratic Governor Beshear can veto the measure, Republicans hold veto-proof supermajorities in both the House and the Senate.

A special session is expected to be called now that census numbers have been released.

After quickly passing the Kentucky House and Senate, the redistricting maps were sent to Governor Beshear on January 8th, 2022.

Governor Beshear vetoed the redrawn maps citing gerrymandering, however the Republican supermajorities in the legislature overrode this veto. (https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-general-assembly/2022/01/20/kentucky-democratic-party-suing-over-republicans-redistricting-maps/6596650001/).

Shortly after the Republicans in the legislature overrode Governor Beshear's veto the Kentucky Democratic Party announced they would be suing over the redistricting maps. Their lawsuit cites ""extreme partisan gerrymandering," which violates the state Constitution "by arbitrarily denying the citizens of the Commonwealth the rights to a free and equal election, free expression, and free association." (https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-general-assembly/2022/01/20/kentucky-democratic-party-suing-over-republicans-redistricting-maps/6596650001/). Joining the Kentucky Democratic Party in the lawsuit are House Democratic Caucus Chair Derrick Graham and four Kentucky residents. On February 18th, 2022 a Franklin Circuit judge refused to temporarily block the new map from going into effect, but also refused to completely dismiss the lawsuit. (https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-general-assembly/2022/02/18/judge-wont-halt-kentucky-redistricting-but-lets-lawsuit-continues/6835720001/)

Louisiana Congressional Districts Incomplete Split July 22, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Louisiana is split. The Republican legislature controls the redistricting process, however, the Democratic governor may veto the implementing bill, which will be passed during a special session before the next regular session. Republicans lack the supermajority in the House necessary to override a gubernatorial veto from the Democratic governor.

The legislature has not yet proposed or enacted a new map. On Oct. 20, 2021, lawmakers began conducting a series of hearings across the state to take public comment on map proposals. A special session for the formal adoption of the new maps is scheduled Feb. 1, 2022.

There is no official deadline for enactment of congressional maps, but the candidate filing begins on July 22, 2022, so maps will need to be drawn by that date.

On March 9, 2022, Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed the state's congressional map because the map does not include a second majority African American district.

On March 15, 2022, the NAACP filed a lawsuit in state court to prevent the use of the 2011 congressional redistricting plan in upcoming elections following the governor's veto of the recent congressional map passed by the state legislature.

On March 30, 2022, the Louisiana state legislature voted to override Governor Edward's veto of the congressional map allowing for the legislature-approved map to become law.

On June 6, 2022, a federal court judge ruled that the state legislature must redraw its congressional map to add another majority-minority district. The state has filed a notice to appeal.

When the state legislature convened a special session to draw a new map, it adjourned on June 18, 2022, without passing one. The court will draw its own map which could be released by June 29, 2022. The state has appealed the decision of the court which will be reviewed by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

On March 15, 2022, the NAACP filed a lawsuit in state court to prevent the use of the 2011 congressional redistricting plan in upcoming elections following the governor's veto of the recent congressional map passed by the state legislature.

On June 6, 2022, a federal court judge ruled that the state legislature must redraw its congressional map to add another majority-minority district. The state has filed a notice to appeal.

When the state legislature convened a special session to draw a new map, it adjourned on June 18, 2022, without passing one. The court will draw its own map which could be released by June 29, 2022. The state has appealed the decision of the court which will be reviewed by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Louisiana State Legislative Districts Complete Split March 14, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Louisiana is split. The Republican legislature controls the redistricting process, however, the Democratic governor may veto the implementing bill, which will be passed during a special session before the next regular session. Republicans lack the supermajority in the House necessary to override a gubernatorial veto from the Democratic governor.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he would neither sign nor veto the proposed state legislative maps which allows them to become law without the need of the governor's signature on March 14, 2022.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Maine Congressional Districts Complete Split September 30, 2021

Control of the redistricting process in Maine is split. The state legislature passes new maps with the aid of an advisory commission. The Maine Apportionment Commission is composed of a combination of legislative appointees and public members, the commission adopts maps for the legislature’s consideration. The legislature may adopt, modify the commission’s recommended maps, or reject them and draft maps of its own. While Maine currently has a Democratic governor and Democrats have a majority of the legislature, a two-thirds supermajority in the legislature is required to enact new redistricting maps, which Democrats do not have.

The Maine Supreme Court issued a ruling on July 19, 2021, ordering the Commission to submit its final map to the state legislature for approval on or before Sep. 30, 2021, and gave the legislature an additional 10 days after submission to approve the maps.

On Sep. 29, 2021, lawmakers voted to approve new state legislative and congressional maps (LD 1738, LD 1739, and LD 1741). The governor enacted the maps with her signature on the same day.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Maine State Legislative Districts Complete Split September 30, 2021

Control of the redistricting process in Maine is split. The state legislature passes new maps with the aid of an advisory commission. The Maine Apportionment Commission is composed of a combination of legislative appointees and public members, the commission adopts maps for the legislature’s consideration. The legislature may adopt, modify the commission’s recommended maps, or reject them and draft maps of its own. While Maine currently has a Democratic governor and Democrats have a majority of the legislature, a two-thirds supermajority in the legislature is required to enact new redistricting maps, which Democrats do not have.

The Maine Supreme Court issued a ruling on July 19, 2021, ordering the Commission to submit its final map to the state legislature for approval on or before Sep. 30, 2021, and gave the legislature an additional 10 days after submission to approve the maps.

On Sep. 29, 2021, lawmakers voted to approve new state legislative and congressional maps (LD 1738, LD 1739, and LD 1741). The governor enacted the maps with her signature on the same day.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Maryland Congressional Districts Complete Democratic February 22, 2022

Maryland's congressional map is voted on by the legislature and is either signed or vetoed by the governor. Democrats hold a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers, which gives them control over the redistricting process in Maryland despite a Republican governor.

There are currently two active redistricting commissions. One map was created by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission controlled by Republican Governor Larry Hogan. Another group is the Democrat-controlled Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission that has been holding hearings since the beginning of the summer. They have yet to publish a proposed map, but hearings are regularly posted.

There is no official deadline for enactment of congressional maps, but the candidate filing begins on Feb. 22, 2022, so maps will need to be drawn by that date.

Maryland's Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission released its proposed legislative and congressional maps

Maryland's legislature overrides Hogan’s congressional map veto on 12/9

New Maryland congressional redistricting map approved by governor

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Maryland State Legislative Districts Complete Democratic February 26, 2022

Democrats control the redistricting process in Maryland. For congressional maps, Maryland uses a unique system where the governor submits a proposed map to the legislature, which becomes law unless the legislature passes maps of its own within 45 days. The Democratic supermajority in the legislature is expected to reject the Republican governor's proposed map and enact its own set of maps.

There are currently two active redistricting commissions. One map was created by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission controlled by Republican Governor Larry Hogan. Another group is the Democrat-controlled Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission that has been holding hearings since the beginning of the summer. They have yet to publish a proposed map, but hearings are regularly posted.

MD Senate has voted 32-14 to approve the map recommended by the MD Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission.

MD house voted 95-42

Maryland's legislative map has passed the MD House (95-42) and the MD Senate (32-14).

The redistricting plan was adopted through a joint resolution and does not require approval by the governor.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Massachusetts Congressional Districts Complete Democratic February 15, 2022

Massachusetts' redistricting maps are voted on by the legislature and are either signed or vetoed by the governor. Democrats hold a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers, which gives them control over the redistricting process in Massachusetts despite a Republican governor.

The legislature has not yet proposed or enacted a new map. In early 2021, the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting held a series of virtual meetings to receive public input on the redistricting process.

There is no official deadline for enactment of congressional maps, but the candidate filing begins on Feb. 15, 2022, so maps will need to be drawn by that date.

As of October 29, the plans for new congressional maps have still yet to be unveiled, but Sen. William Brownsberger, co-chair of the Redistricting Committee, said on October 12 that those maps would be released “shortly.”

The Special Joint Committee will hold a hearing on November 9th, 2021 at 11:00 am to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the draft Congressional and Governor's Council maps.

On November 17, 2021 the proposed congressional map passed the MA House (151-18) and the MA Senate (26-13) and was laid before Gov. Charlie Baker for signature.

On November 22, 2021, Gov. Charlie Baker signed MA HB 4256 into law, redrawing the state's nine congressional districts.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Massachusetts State Legislative Districts Complete Democratic February 15, 2022

Massachusetts' redistricting maps are voted on by the legislature and are either signed or vetoed by the governor. Democrats hold a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers, which gives them control over the redistricting process in Massachusetts despite a Republican governor.

State legislative district maps must be enacted at its first regular session after the year in which said census was taken.

In early 2021, the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting held a series of virtual meetings to receive public input on the redistricting process.

On October 28, 2021 the Massachusetts Democratic legislature approved and sent the redistricting plans for the state House (MA HB 4217) and Senate (MA SB 2563) to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker for approval. The new maps would divvy the state into 160 House districts and 40 Senate districts and increase the number of majority-minority districts.

On November 4, 2021 Gov. Charlie Baker signed the redistricting plans for the state House (MA HB 4217) and Senate (MA SB 2563).

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Michigan Congressional Districts Complete Commission November 1, 2021

The redistricting process in Michigan is controlled by an independent commission made up of citizens. The state constitution establishes a commission of 13 registered voters randomly selected through an application process. Of the 13 commissioners, four are affiliated with the Democratic Party, four are affiliated with the Republican Party, and five do not affiliate with either major political party.

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission has released several maps. The maps are now open for consideration and comment from the public to help the commission decide on one finalist. The commission will vote on final maps on Nov. 5, 2021, which will then be open for a final round of public scrutiny before commissioners are expected to adopt the final maps on Dec. 30, 2021.

Lawsuit filed on behalf of members of the Michigan House of Representatives representing Detroit, the Romulus City Council and Black voters challenging Michigan’s new legislative and congressional maps. The complaint argues that the new maps dilute the voting strength of Black voters, particularly in and around the city of Detroit, in violation of the state Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022-01-05-complaint.pdf

Michigan State Legislative Districts Complete Commission November 1, 2021

The redistricting process in Michigan is controlled by an independent commission made up of citizens. The state constitution establishes a commission of 13 registered voters randomly selected through an application process. Of the 13 commissioners, four are affiliated with the Democratic Party, four are affiliated with the Republican Party, and five do not affiliate with either major political party.

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission has released several maps. The maps are now open for consideration and comment from the public to help the commission decide on one finalist. The commission will vote on final maps on Nov. 5, 2021, which will then be open for a final round of public scrutiny before commissioners are expected to adopt the final maps on Dec. 30, 2021.

Lawsuit filed on behalf of members of the Michigan House of Representatives representing Detroit, the Romulus City Council and Black voters challenging Michigan’s new legislative and congressional maps. The complaint argues that the new maps dilute the voting strength of Black voters, particularly in and around the city of Detroit, in violation of the state Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022-01-05-complaint.pdf

Minnesota Congressional Districts Complete Split February 15, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Minnesota is split. The legislature draws and passes new maps. However, Republicans control the state senate and Democrats control the state house. Any new maps will need to be signed by the Democratic governor. If the legislature fails to approve maps by February 15, a court-appointed redistricting panel will do so. That panel has begun holding hearings in anticipation of the legislature failing to agree.

A five-judge panel is hearing arguments from numerous groups on January 4 regarding redistricting plans. Legislators have until February 15 to draw the new maps, but if they fail to agree on plans, the panel of judges will draw the lines. Minnesota's redistricting has been decided by a judicial panel for the last 50 years.

A special five-judge panel released new congressional and state legislative maps on Feb. 15, 2022. These judicial maps will be the official maps for the upcoming elections.

Minnesota State Legislative Districts Complete Split February 15, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Minnesota is split. The legislature draws and passes new maps. However, Republicans control the state senate and Democrats control the state house. Any new maps will need to be signed by the Democratic governor. If the legislature fails to approve maps by February 15, a court-appointed redistricting panel will do so. That panel has begun holding hearings in anticipation of the legislature failing to agree.

A five-judge panel is hearing arguments from numerous groups on Jan. 4, 2022, regarding redistricting plans. Legislators have until February 15 to draw the new maps, but if they fail to agree on plans, the panel of judges will draw the lines. Minnesota's redistricting has been decided by a judicial panel for the last 50 years.

A special five-judge panel released new congressional and state legislative maps on Feb. 15, 2022. These judicial maps will be the official maps for the upcoming elections.

Mississippi Congressional Districts Complete Republican January 1, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Mississippi. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature. The state’s congressional districts are drawn by statute, meaning they can be vetoed by the governor. In April, Lieutenant Governor Hosemann announced the members of the Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment and Standing Joint Congressional Redistricting Committee.

On January 25th, Governor Reeves signed the MS Congressional Redistricting Bill "Magnolia 1".

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The congressional map must be enacted no later than 30 days preceding the convening of the next regular session of the legislature after the results of the census are published. Congressional candidates may begin filing for election on Jan. 1, 2022, so congressional maps will need to be drawn by that date.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Mississippi State Legislative Districts Complete Republican January 1, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Mississippi. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature. The state’s legislative districts are drawn by legislative resolution and are not subject to the governor’s veto.

On April 4th, 2022, the legislature approved the new Senate maps Hyperlink

On April 4th, 2022, the legislature approved the new house maps Hyperlink

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Missouri Congressional Districts Complete Republican February 22, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Missouri. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

The Missouri House rejected a Senate map on April 1, calling for a conference committee to compromise.

The Missouri Senate finally approved the House map on May 13.

Democrats have filed a lawsuit calling on courts to intervene in the state’s stalled redistricting process and draw new U.S. House maps that can be used in this year’s elections.

Missouri State Legislative Districts Complete Commission January 23, 2022

The redistricting process in Missouri is controlled by two politician commissions, one draws state senate districts and the other draws state house districts. The governor appoints a bi-partisan 40-member citizen's commission for each chamber to listen to testimony and submit plans. The commissions held a round of public hearings in October and November.

The House map is available here.

The General Assembly failed to approve a Senate map by the January 23 deadline, requiring the Missouri Supreme Court to appoint a six-member commission of appellate judges to submit finalized plans with the Secretary of State’s Office within 90 days of the commissions’ discharge. The Court released a map for the Missouri Senate on March 15.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Montana Congressional Districts Complete Commission November 14, 2021

The redistricting process in Montana is controlled by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens. The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission includes two Republicans, two Democrats, and a chair selected by the Montana Supreme Court. The commission submits plans to the legislature, receives recommendations from the legislature, then submits a final plan — which may or may not be adjusted based on the legislature's recommendations — to the Secretary of State where it becomes law.

The Republican members of the Commission have submitted four maps, and the Democratic members have submitted five, available here. The commission accepted public comment on the nine maps, and held a public hearing on Oct. 19 2021.

On November 4, the Commission selected a Congressional district map available and took public comment on November 9. A final map was submitted to the Secretary of State on November 12 and is available here.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Montana State Legislative Districts Incomplete Commission January 31, 2023

The redistricting process in Montana is controlled by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens. The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission includes two Republicans, two Democrats, and a chair selected by the Montana Supreme Court. The commission submits plans to the legislature, receives recommendations from the legislature, then submits a final plan — which may or may not be adjusted based on the legislature's recommendations — to the Secretary of State where it becomes law.

Meetings will be held May 6, and June 6-10. There will be regional hearing and comments in September, with final maps anticipated in November or December.

The commission shall submit its plan for legislative districts to the legislature at the first regular session after its appointment or after the census figures are available, which will be in 2023. Within 30 days after submission, the legislature shall return the plan to the commission with its recommendations. Within 30 days thereafter, the commission shall file its final plan for legislative districts with the secretary of state and it shall become law.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Nebraska Congressional Districts Complete Republican January 5, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Nebraska. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On Sep. 30, 2021, Governor Ricketts signed the new congressional district maps into law.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Nebraska  State Legislative Districts Complete Republican January 5, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Nebraska. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On Sep. 30, 2021, Governor Ricketts signed the new state legislative district maps into law.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Nevada Congressional Districts Complete Democratic March 7, 2022

Democrats are in full control of the redistricting process in Nevada. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.

The legislature's redistricting committee, consisting of four Democrats and two Republicans, held its first hearing on Oct. 7, 2021. It plans to hold further educational meetings across the state in October before a special session is called in November to vote on the new maps for both congressional and state legislative districts.

Governor Sisolak announced on November 11 that he would convene a redistricting special session on November 12.

After quick passage in the legislature, Governor Sisolak signed the redistricting maps into law on November 16.

Nye County residents, led by Assemblyman Greg Hafer (R) have challenged the new maps in Carson City District Court.

Nevada State Legislative Districts Complete Democratic March 7, 2022

Democrats are in full control of the redistricting process in Nevada. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.

The legislature's redistricting committee, consisting of four Democrats and two Republicans, held its first hearing on Oct. 7, 2021. It plans to hold further educational meetings across the state in October before a special session is called in November to vote on the new maps for both congressional and state legislative districts.

Governor Sisolak announced on November 11 that he would convene a redistricting special session on November 12.

After quick passage in the legislature, Governor Sisolak signed the redistricting maps into law on November 16.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

New Hamphsire State Legislative Districts Complete Republican June 1, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in New Hampshire. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

The legislature has not yet proposed or enacted a new map. In the legislative redistricting committees, Republicans have an 8 to 7 advantage in the House committee and a 2 to 1 advantage in the Senate committee.

On March 23rd Governor Sununu signed HB 50 into law. As the NH House has over 400 members it is hard to determine if either party benefits specifically from the map. Still waiting on the Senate map. https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-and-media/governor-chris-sununu-signs-2-bills-law

On May 6th Governor Sununu signed SB 240 into law. The law draws maps for the State Senate and has 16 districts that lean Republican, and 8 that lean Democratic. On the same day Governor Sununu vetoed another proposal for the state's Congressional districts. https://newhampshirebulletin.com/briefs/new-hampshire-executive-council-and-senate-redistricting-maps-signed-into-law/

Norelli v. Scanlon https://www.courts.nh.gov/media/requested-cases/civil/2022-0184-theresa-norelli-v-secretary-state-and-226-2022-cv-00126

New Hampshire  Congressional Districts Complete Republican June 1, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in New Hampshire. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On 11/3 the legislature proposed a 2 new maps (1 from the Republican Party and 1 from the Democratic Party). In the legislative redistricting committees, Republicans have an 8 to 7 advantage in the House committee and a 2 to 1 advantage in the Senate committee.

The House Special Committee of Redistricting has a Nov. 18, 2021, deadline to propose a draft congressional map.

On November 16th the House Redistricting committee voted 8-7 to approve the GOP Congressional Districts plan. The Full New Hampshire House will take up the bill in January. Hyperlink

On 5/31 the New Hampshire Supreme Court adopted the Congressional map that was drawn by Special Master Persily. Hyperlink

Norelli v. Scanlon https://www.courts.nh.gov/media/requested-cases/civil/2022-0184-theresa-norelli-v-secretary-state-and-226-2022-cv-00126

New Jersey Congressional Districts Complete Commission January 18, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in New Jersey is in the hands of an independent commission appointed by state legislative leaders and made up of elected officials and citizens. The congressional and state legislative district boundaries are drawn by two distinct politician commissions.

The congressional redistricting commission comprises the following 13 members. The first 12 commissioners appoint the last member. This member cannot have held public office in the state within the previous five-year period. If the first 12 commissioners cannot agree on an appointment, they must submit two names to the New Jersey Supreme Court. The court must then appoint the final commissioner.

The commission has not yet proposed or enacted a new map. On Aug. 6, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court picked the 13th (tiebreaking) member of the state's Congressional Redistricting Commission after the commissioners failed to reach a consensus themselves. On Sep. 1, 2021, the Congressional Redistricting Commission held its first meeting. It said it would hold at least three public hearings on redistricting, with a schedule to be released later.

The commission has until Jan. 18, 2022, to enact a new congressional map. If the congressional redistricting commission fails to reach an agreement about a redistricting plan, it must submit two plans to the state Supreme Court, which must in turn select from those two plans a final map.

On Dec. 22, 2021, the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission enacted a new congressional map, which will take effect for New Jersey’s 2022 congressional elections. The commission voted 7-6 to approve the Democratic map proposal.

New Jersey Republicans have sued to overturn the approved congressional map. They have asked the State Supreme Court to throw out the map.

On February 2, the state Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit.

New Jersey State Legislative Districts Complete Commission March 1, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in New Jersey is in the hands of an independent commission appointed by state legislative leaders and made up of elected officials and citizens. The congressional and state legislative district boundaries are drawn by two distinct politician commissions.

The state legislative redistricting commission comprises 10 members. The chairs of the state's two major political parties each appoint five members to the commission.

Voters approved a ballot measure in 2020 that the new maps from going into effect until after the Nov. 2021 elections. Under the state constitution, the commission has one month after the state receives the census data, or on or before Feb. 1 of the year following the year in which the census is taken, whichever is later, to enact new maps. If the 10 members of the commission remain deadlocked by this deadline, then the chief justice of the state supreme court appoints an 11th member. That member gets an additional month to achieve a majority vote on a map.

The commission has not yet proposed or enacted a new map. On Oct. 7, 2021, the chief justice of the state supreme court picked the 11th (tiebreaking) member of the legislative redistricting commission after the commissioners failed to reach a consensus themselves.

The commission voted to approve a new map on February 18, 2022

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

New Mexico Congressional Districts Complete Democratic February 1, 2022

In New Mexico Congressional redistricting is drawn by a bipartisan commission, however, the state legislature (which is controlled by Democrats) has the ability to modify or reject the proposals. The new maps must then pass the full legislature and be signed into law by the Democratic Governor.

The New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee has proposed 8 "concept maps." Of those maps, the committee voted on Oct. 15, 2021, to recommend three congressional maps (concept A, concept E, and concept H) to the state legislature for consideration. State lawmakers have tentatively scheduled a special legislative session to vote on the maps for early December.

On December 17th, 2021 Governor Lujan Grisham signed into law a new Congressional Map. The new map changes the demographics of the 2nd Congressional district pretty substantially.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

New Mexico State Legislative Districts Complete Democratic February 1, 2022

In New Mexico Congressional redistricting is drawn by a bipartisan commission, however, the state legislature (which is controlled by Democrats) has the ability to modify or reject the proposals. The new maps must then pass the full legislature and be signed into law by the Democratic Governor.

The New Mexico Citizens Redistricting Committee has proposed a series of "concept maps" for state house and senate districts on Sept. 16, 2021. State lawmakers have tentatively scheduled a special legislative session to vote on the maps for early December.

On December 29th, 2021 Governor Lujan Grisham signed HB 8B into law, which approved the State House Maps. (https://www.nmredistricting.org/adopted-maps/)

On January 6th, 2022 Governor Lujan Grisham signed SB 2 into law, which approved the State Senate Maps. (https://www.nmredistricting.org/adopted-maps/)

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

New York Congressional Districts Complete Democratic April 4, 2022

Although technically a bipartisan commission made up of citizens will draw redistricting maps in New York, the state legislature can modify or reject the commission's proposals. The final map must be passed by two-thirds of each chamber and signed into law by the governor. Democrats currently hold the necessary supermajority in both chambers of the legislature as well as the governorship.

On Sept. 15, 2021, the New York Independent Redistricting Commission released two draft congressional maps. The commission will hold a series of public hearings across the state through Nov. 23, 2021, to collect public comments on the draft maps. However, these maps are not expected to be approved by the legislature.

The commission has until Jan. 15, 2022, to submit maps to the legislature, and, if the legislature rejects the first map, the commission will have until Feb. 28, 2022, to submit a new map. If the legislature rejects the first and second plans, there is no deadline for the legislature itself to act. However, candidate filings are due by Apr. 4, 2022, so state maps will need to be drawn by that date.

On February 3, 2022 Governor Hochul signed the state's congressional and legislative maps into law.

Republicans filed a lawsuit challening the congressional map on February 3, 2022

New York State Legislative Districts Complete Democratic April 4, 2022

Although technically a bipartisan commission made up of citizens will draw redistricting maps in New York, the state legislature can modify or reject the commission's proposals. The final map must be passed by two-thirds of each chamber and signed into law by the governor. Democrats currently hold the necessary supermajority in both chambers of the legislature as well as the governorship.

On Sept. 15, 2021, the New York Independent Redistricting Commission released draft state legislative maps. However, these maps are not expected to be approved by the legislature.

The commission has until Jan. 15, 2022, to submit maps to the legislature, and, if the legislature rejects the first map, the commission will have until Feb. 28, 2022, to submit a new map. If the legislature rejects the first and second plans, there is no deadline for the legislature itself to act. However, candidate filings are due by Apr. 4, 2022, so state maps will need to be drawn by that date.

On February 3, 2022 Governor Hochul signed the state's congressional and legislative maps into law.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

North Carolina Congressional Districts Complete Republican December 6, 2021

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in North Carolina. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature. While the state has a Democratic governor, the governor has no role in the process of redistricting and is not allowed to veto the maps drawn by the legislature.

State lawmakers enacted new congressional and state legislative maps on Nov. 4, 2021. On Feb. 4, 2022, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the newly enacted maps are unconstitutional. The court ordered new districts to be redrawn by February 18, 2022. On February 18, 2022, the state legislature submitted their redrawn congressional map to the court. On February 23, 2022, the court rejected the redrawn congressional map and ordered the use of a remedial plan drawn by special masters for the 2022 North Carolina Congressional Elections.

On Feb. 4, 2022, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the newly enacted maps are unconstitutional. The court ordered new districts to be redrawn by February 18, 2022. On February 18, 2022, the state legislature submitted their redrawn congressional map to the court. On February 23, 2022, the court rejected the redrawn congressional map and ordered the use of a remedial plan drawn by special masters for the 2022 North Carolina Congressional Elections.

North Carolina State Legislative Districts Complete Republican December 6, 2021

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in North Carolina. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature. While the state has a Democratic governor, the governor has no role in the process of redistricting and is not allowed to veto the maps drawn by the legislature.

State lawmakers enacted new congressional and state legislative maps on Nov. 4, 2021. On Feb. 4, 2022, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the newly enacted maps are unconstitutional. The court ordered new districts to be redrawn by February 18, 2022. On February 18, 2022, the state legislature submitted their redrawn maps for court approval. On February 23, 2022, the court approved the legislature's redrawn state legislative map.

On Feb. 4, 2022, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the newly enacted maps are unconstitutional. The court ordered new districts to be redrawn by February 18, 2022. On February 18, 2022, the state legislature submitted their redrawn maps for court approval. On February 23, 2022, the court approved the legislature's redrawn state legislative map.

North Dakota State Legislative Districts Complete Republican April 11, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in North Dakota. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

The legislature called for a special session to begin on Nov. 8, 2021, to deal with redistricting.

The redistricting deadline is the adjournment of the first regular session after each decennial census. The filing deadline for candidates is April 11, 2022, so maps would need to be drawn by then.

The Governor signed the new redistricting plan on November 11, 2021.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Ohio Congressional Districts Complete Republican November 30, 2021

In 2018, voters approved a legislatively referred constitutional amendment to create a novel redistricting process for congressional districts. It is a multistep process with changing criteria depending on how new maps are ultimately adopted:

The legislature has the first chance to draw new congressional districts. If three-fifths of the members of each chamber of the legislature, including at least half the members of each of the two largest political parties in the chamber, approve of the map, then it becomes law.

If by Sept. 30, 2021, the legislature has yet to adopt new maps, the power to redistrict shifts to the Ohio Redistricting Commission, which must adopt new maps by a bipartisan vote by Oct. 31, 2021.

If by Nov. 1, 2021, the commission has yet to adopt new maps, the task of drawing new maps shifts back to the legislature, which must adopt a plan by Nov. 30, 2021. It may do so by a simple majority vote, but any maps adopted without votes from both parties are only valid for four years and (uniquely to these maps) cannot be drawn to unduly favor or disfavor a political party or incumbent.

The Ohio Redistricting Commission held its first and only congressional redistricting meeting at the Ohio Statehouse and didn’t approve an official map proposal. Since the commission failed to meet the Nov. 2, 2021, deadline, the map-making authority now will head to the state legislature, which will have until Nov. 30, 2021, to approve new congressional districts.

11/20/2021: Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law a map of new congressional districts on Saturday that will be in effect for the next four years. Neither the legislative map or congressional map won a single vote from any Democrats on the Ohio Redistricting Commission or in the General Assembly. That means the maps will be in place for four years instead of 10.

Ohio State Legislative Districts Complete Commission September 15, 2021

Ohio Redistricting Commission draws state legislative lines (Approved by voters 2015):

For legislative districts, a commission composed of legislative and executive officials had responsibility for drawing maps. The seven-member commission consists of the Governor, Auditor, Secretary of State and four members of the General Assembly, two from each party.

A federal court ruling on Ohio's legislative maps took effect on May 28, which ordered maps drawn by the Ohio Redistricting Commission in February be used for the 2022 elections and set a legislative primary date of August 2, 2022. These maps will take effect for Ohio's 2022 state legislative elections.

Three lawsuits were filed against the maps at the Ohio Supreme Court, saying GOP mapmakers disregarded a section of voter-approved changes to the Ohio Constitution that required them to attempt to match voters' political preferences. They argued that the maps gave Republicans an unfair and unearned advantage.

Oklahoma Congressional Districts Complete Republican April 13, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Oklahoma. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor. The legislature has not yet enacted a new map. On Sep. 24, 2021, the governor called for a special legislative session to address redistricting to take place beginning Nov. 15, 2021. Proposed maps can be viewed here Hyperlink. Candidates must file for primary elections by Apr. 13, 2022, so maps will need to be enacted by that date. On 11/19/21 the Oklahoma Senate approved of new maps for Oklahoma's 5 congressional districts. The bill needs to be signed by the governor before it goes into effect. Hyperlink On 11/23 Governor Stitt signed into law 6 bills that deal with confirming the new Congressional and State districts. Hyperlink

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Oklahoma State Legislative Districts Complete Republican May 13, 2021

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Oklahoma. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

If the legislature does not redistrict before the state's constitutional deadline —which is within 90 days after the convening of the first regular session of the legislature following each federal decennial census — the task of drawing legislative districts falls to a seven-member backup commission consisting of executive officials and appointees of executive and legislative partisan officials.

In order to meet the constitutional deadline, the legislature enacted temporary maps on May 13, 2021, based on U.S. Census estimates instead of the final Census numbers, which were released on a delay due to the pandemic. The legislature will need to redraw the state legislative districts based on the final U.S. Census data, which it plans to due during a special legislative session to address redistricting to take place beginning Nov. 15, 2021. Proposed maps can be viewed here Proposed maps can be viewed here Hyperlink.

On November 17, 2021 the Oklahoma House and Senate Passed HB 1001 and SB 1 which approved the maps. Hyperlink and Hyperlink

On 11/23/21 Governor Stitt signed into law 6 bills that approved the new Congressional and State Districts. Hyperlink

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Oregon  Congressional Districts Complete Democratic September 27, 2021

Democrats are in full control of the redistricting process in Oregon. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.

On September 27, 2021, the Legislative Assembly completed the adoption of new congressional and legislative redistricting maps for Oregon with the passage of Senate Bill 881 A and Senate Bill 882. Governor Brown subsequently signed both measures. The finalized Congressional map can be found here.

Four Oregon Republicans have filed suit in state court to block the redistricting plan that they say would lock in a Democratic advantage for the next decade. Republican lawmakers say the new map violates state law.

Oregon   State Legislative Districts Complete Democratic September 27, 2021

Democrats are in full control of the redistricting process in Oregon. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.

On September 27, 2021, the Legislative Assembly completed the adoption of new congressional and legislative redistricting maps for Oregon with the passage of Senate Bill 881 A and Senate Bill 882. Governor Brown subsequently signed both measures. The finalized map can be found here.

Four Oregon Republicans have filed suit in state court to block the redistricting plan that they say would lock in a Democratic advantage for the next decade. Republican lawmakers say the new map violates state law.

Pennsylvania Congressional Districts Complete Split February 15, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Pennsylvania is split. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor with the power to veto.

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission announced that it will hold at least eight public meetings. Governor Wolf announces the creation of a Redistricting Advisory Council to provide him guidance when he reviews congressional redistricting plans proposed by the legislature.

Congressional candidates may begin filing for election on Feb. 15, 2022, so congressional maps will need to be drawn by that date.

On January 24, 2022, the legislature passed and sent to the Governor new congressional maps. On January 26, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the map that passed the legislature. On February 2, the state Supreme Court agreed to assume control of the process.

On February 23, 2022, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court selected a new congressional map.

On March 7, the US Supreme Court allowed the final Pennsylvania map to become effective.

Pennsylvania State Legislative Districts Complete Commission February 15, 2022

Pennsylvania’s legislative districts are drawn by a commission consisting of the four legislative leaders (or their designees) and a chair who may not be a compensated local, state, or federal official. If the commission is unable to reach an agreement, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court must appoint the commission chair.

On May 3, 2021, after the commission was unable to reach an agreement, the state supreme court appointed the 5th member and chair of the commission, Mark A. Nordenberg, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh.

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission announced that it will hold at least eight public meetings.

The commission must release new preliminary state legislative maps no later than 90 days after either the commission has been certified or the census data is released (whichever is later). This gives them until Jan. 12, 2022, to produce a preliminary map.

State legislative candidates may begin filing for election on Feb. 15, 2022, so maps will need to be drawn by that date.

On February 4, 2022, the 2021 Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved the Final Reapportionment Plan for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania Senate. In accordance with Pennsylvania Constitution, any aggrieved person may file an appeal directly to the Supreme Court within 30 days after the filing.

On March 16, the state Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Commission's final map.

Rhode Island Congressional Districts Complete Democratic June 27, 2022

Democrats are in full control of the redistricting process in Rhode Island. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.

The legislature has not yet proposed or enacted a new map.

Congressional candidates may begin filing for election on June 27, 2022, so congressional maps will need to be drawn by that date.

On February 15, 2022, the legislature approved new maps for both state and Congressional districts. The maps now go to Gov. McKee for his signature to become law.

Gov. McKee signed the proposed maps into law on February 16. The maps make only very minor changes to preexisting districts.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Rhode Island State Legislative Districts Complete Democratic June 29, 2022

Democrats are in full control of the redistricting process in Rhode Island. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.

The legislature has not yet proposed or enacted a new map.

There is no required deadline for enacting maps, however, the state legislative candidate filing deadline is June 29, 2022, so maps will need to be drawn by that date.

On February 15, 2022, the legislature approved new maps for both state and Congressional districts. The maps now go to Gov. McKee for his signature to become law.

Gov. McKee signed the proposed maps into law on February 16. The maps make only very minor changes to preexisting districts.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

South Carolina Congressional Districts Complete Republican March 16, 2022

Governor Henry McMaster signed the new districts into law on Wednesday, February 8. The map likely maintains the existing 6-1 partisan split in the state's Congressional delegation.

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in South Carolina. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

The South Carolina House will return to Columbia on Dec. 1 to consider redistricting in a special session.

The legislature requested public input on the new maps, with a deadline of Oct. 8, 2021. The Senate began its redistricting session on October 12, 2021. The House is preparing to begin its session.

State law does not specify a deadline, so the practical deadline is March 16, 2022, the last day for candidates to file for the general election.

On October 12, 2021 the NAACP and the ACLU jointly filed a lawsuit against the state, alleging that the redistricting process is taking too long. Plaintiffs argue that given the March filing deadline, candidates are running out of time to prepare to file and to resolve any potential lawsuits regarding new districts.

South Carolina State Legislative Districts Complete Republican March 16, 2022

Governor Henry McMaster signed the state legislative district map into law on 12/10/2021.

Previously: Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in South Carolina. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

The South Carolina House will return to Columbia on Dec. 1 to consider redistricting in a special session.

The legislature requested public input on the new maps, with a deadline of Oct. 8, 2021. The Senate began its redistricting session on Oct. 12, 2021. The House is preparing to begin its session.

State law does not specify a deadline, so the practical deadline is March 16, 2022, the last day for candidates to file for the general election.

On October 12, 2021 the NAACP and the ACLU jointly filed a lawsuit against the state, alleging that the redistricting process is taking too long. Plaintiffs argue that given the March filing deadline, candidates are running out of time to prepare to file and to resolve any potential lawsuits regarding new districts.

South Dakota State Legislative Districts Complete Republican December 1, 2021

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in South Dakota. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor. Legislative rules permit the legislature to draw legislative districts by joint resolution if it so chooses, bypassing a potential gubernatorial veto.

The legislature will meet on November 8 to finalize redistricting plans.

The constitutional deadline for redistricting is December 1.

The final plan was delivered to the Governor on November 10. She approved and signed the plan.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Tennessee Congressional Districts Complete Republican April 7, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Tennessee. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On January 25th, the TN Legislature approved the congressional map, sending it to Governor Lee to sign. Hyperlink

U.S. House Bill Updates Hyperlink

Congressional candidates may begin filing for election on Apr. 7, 2022, so congressional maps will need to be drawn by that date.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Tennessee State Legislative Districts Complete Republican April 7, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Tennessee. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On January 25th, the TN legislature approved the House and Senate district maps, sending it to the governor for signature. Hyperlink

State legislative candidates must file for election by Apr. 7, 2022, so maps will need to be drawn by that date.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Texas Congressional Districts Complete Republican December 13, 2021

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Texas. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

Lawmakers approved a congressional house map on Oct. 19 during a special legislative session. Gov. Abbott signed them into law on October 25.

Two federal lawsuits were filed on Oct. 18, 2021, challenging the constitutionality of the state's redistricting efforts. The US Department of Justice filed suit against the Texas redistricting plans on December 6.

Texas State Legislative Districts Complete Republican December 13, 2021

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Texas. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On Oct. 15, 2021, the House and Senate approved maps for each other's districts. Gov. Abbott approved the maps on October 25.

Two federal lawsuits were filed on Oct. 18, 2021, challenging the constitutionality of the state's redistricting efforts. The US Department of Justice filed suit against the Texas redistricting plans on December 6.

Utah  Congressional Districts Complete Republican March 11, 2022

The redistricting process in Utah is controlled by the Republican state legislature, with guidance from the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission. New maps are drawn by an independent commission made up of citizens, but the Republican state legislature can modify or reject the commission's proposals. The final map must be passed by the state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

Governor Spencer Cox signed signed into law a new congressional map on November 12. The New Congressional Map can be found here. Democratic lawmakers have voiced frustration about the new maps and have accused Republicans of gerrymandering for political gain.

Most Likely, Utah will have its congressional and legislative maps set, and signed by the Governor, by the end of December 2021.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Utah  State Legislative Districts Complete Republican March 11, 2022

The redistricting process in Utah is controlled by the Republican state legislature, with guidance from the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission. New maps are drawn by an independent commission made up of citizens, but the Republican state legislature can modify or reject the commission's proposals. The final map must be passed by the state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) signed new state legislative district maps for both chambers into law on Nov. 16, 2021.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Vermont State Legislative Districts Complete Split April 7, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Vermont is split. New maps are drawn by the Democratic state legislature but may be vetoed by the Republican governor. The legislature is aided in this task by an advisory commission, the Vermont Apportionment Board, which is composed of a combination of gubernatorial appointees, political party appointees, and a “special master” appointed by the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. The commission proposes maps for the legislature’s consideration. The legislature may adopt or modify the commission’s recommended maps, or it may reject them and draft maps of its own.

The legislature has not yet proposed or enacted a new map.

Candidates must file for state legislative primary elections by Apr. 7, 2022, so state legislative maps will need to be drawn by that date.

Gov. Scott (R) signed a bill on April 6 establishing new legislative districts for Vermont.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Virginia Congressional Districts Complete Commission November 9, 2021

The redistricting process in Virginia is controlled by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens and state legislators and enacted by the Democratic state legislature, which cannot modify the commission's proposals.

The Virginia Redistricting Commission is a 16-member commission. Unique among commissions, it is composed of an equal number of legislators and citizen members, who are evenly split between the two major parties. The chair of the commission must be one of the citizen members.

The commission released a set of maps on Oct. 20, 2021.

Due to missing the statutory deadline, of November 9 , authority to draw both state legislative and congressional maps has officially shifted to the VA Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, December 29, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved the new Congressional map. Link to map: https://www.virginiaredistricting.org/legdistricting/comments/plan/547/1

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Virginia State Legislative Districts Complete Commission November 9, 2021

The redistricting process in Virginia is controlled by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens and state legislators and enacted by the Democratic state legislature, which cannot modify the commission's proposals.

The Virginia Redistricting Commission is a 16-member commission. Unique among commissions, it is composed of an equal number of legislators and citizen members, who are evenly split between the two major parties. The chair of the commission must be one of the citizen members.

The commission failed to meet the Oct. 10, 2021, deadline to submit state legislative maps to the legislature. If the commission does not reconvene to draft maps, the authority to create new state legislative districts passes to the Virginia Supreme Court.

The hard deadline for the Commission to submit state House and Senate maps was Oct. 24, 2021. The authority to draw legislative maps has officially shifted to the State Supreme Court.

On December 29, the Virginia Supreme Court unanimously approved the redistricting maps. Links to: VA House: http://tinyurl.com/2p8fdc9x VA Senate: http://tinyurl.com/3sfns5a9

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Washington Congressional Districts Complete Commission November 15, 2021

Redistricting maps in Washington are drawn by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens. However, the Democratic state legislature can slightly modify the commission's map with a two-thirds supermajority vote.

Washington State Redistricting Commission is made up of two Democrats, two Republicans, and one unaffiliated non-voting chair. A supermajority of three votes is required for the commission to adopt a district map.

On Sep. 28, 2021, each member of the commission released their own draft congressional map proposal.

The commission has until Nov. 15, 2021, to approve its maps. At that time, the legislature has 30 days in session to amend the map. If the commission fails to produce a map by the Nov. 15 deadline, the state Supreme Court will have until Apr. 30, 2022, to draw its own maps.

Statement from Commission Chair November 16, 2021: the four voting commissioners on the State Redistricting Commission were unable to adopt a districting plan by the midnight deadline. Pursuant to RCW 44.05.100, the Washington Supreme Court now has jurisdiction to adopt a districting plan.

Washington Supreme Court won’t redraw political maps, will accept redistricting commission’s work. The Washington Supreme Court will not exercise its authority to redraw the state’s congressional and legislative district maps, leaving in place the work of the bipartisan redistricting commission. In a unanimous ruling Friday, the court found the commission had substantially met its legal obligations by voting on a map framework just before the midnight Nov. 15 deadline — despite the fact that the panel did not reveal its maps publicly before the vote and with acknowledgment that work on completing the maps continued after the deadline.

The Washington legislature has made slight alterations to the redistricting plans and approved those changes by a two-thirds vote in each chamber.

The state legislative and congressional maps are now law. You can view the maps here.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Washington State Legislative Districts Complete Commission November 15, 2021

Redistricting maps in Washington are drawn by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens. However, the Democratic state legislature can slightly modify the commission's map with a two-thirds supermajority vote.

Washington State Redistricting Commission is made up of two Democrats, two Republicans, and one unaffiliated non-voting chair. A supermajority of three votes is required for the commission to adopt a district map.

On Sep. 21, 2021, each member of the commission released their own draft congressional map proposal.

The commission has until Nov. 15, 2021, to approve its maps. At that time, the legislature has 30 days in session to amend the map. If the commission fails to produce a map by the Nov. 15 deadline, the state Supreme Court will have until Apr. 30, 2022, to draw its own maps.

Statement from Commission Chair November 16, 2021: the four voting commissioners on the State Redistricting Commission were unable to adopt a districting plan by the midnight deadline. Pursuant to RCW 44.05.100, the Washington Supreme Court now has jurisdiction to adopt a districting plan.

Washington Supreme Court won’t redraw political maps, will accept redistricting commission’s work. The Washington Supreme Court will not exercise its authority to redraw the state’s congressional and legislative district maps, leaving in place the work of the bipartisan redistricting commission. In a unanimous ruling Friday, the court found the commission had substantially met its legal obligations by voting on a map framework just before the midnight Nov. 15 deadline — despite the fact that the panel did not reveal its maps publicly before the vote and with acknowledgment that work on completing the maps continued after the deadline.

The Washington legislature has made slight alterations to the redistricting plans and approved those changes by a two-thirds vote in each chamber.

The state legislative and congressional maps are now law. You can view the maps here.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

West Virginia  Congressional Districts Complete Republican January 10, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in West Virginia. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor. The governor may veto the maps, but the legislature can overturn his action by a simple majority vote.

The legislature began its special session on redistricting on Oct. 11, 2021. On October 21, lawmakers in the legislature approved their maps and have sent them to Governor Justice. The governor signed the congressional map into law on Oct. 22, 2021.

State statute does not establish a precise due date for maps to be completed. Practically maps must be in place for candidate filing, so the new district lines must be finalized by Jan. 10, 2022.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

West Virginia  State Legislative Districts Complete Republican January 10, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in West Virginia. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor. The governor may veto the maps, but the legislature can overturn his action by a simple majority vote.

The legislature began its special session on redistricting on Oct. 11, 2021. On October 21, lawmakers in the legislature have approved their maps and have sent them to Governor Justice. The governor signed the new Senate and House maps into law on Oct. 22, 2021.

State statute does not establish a precise due date for maps to be completed. Practically maps must be in place for candidate filing, so the new district lines must be finalized by Jan. 10, 2022.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.

Wisconsin Congressional Districts Complete Split April 15, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Wisconsin is split. The Republican legislature controls the redistricting process, however, the Democratic governor may veto the implementing bill. Republicans lack the supermajority in the legislature necessary to override a gubernatorial veto from the Democratic governor.

The legislature has yet to begin work on drawing new maps. Lawmakers released draft congressional maps on Oct. 20, 2021. Governor Evers decried these maps on Oct. 21 that they would need to revise their approach if they expected him to sign off on them.

On March 3 the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of maps drawn by Governor Evers (D), saying that the administration's proposal did the best job complying with the court's previous ruling. Final maps must be in place by candidate filing deadlines, which is Apr. 15, 2022.

Republicans have the option to take their case to federal court to try to implement their preferred maps.

Wisconsin State Legislative Districts Complete Split April 15, 2022

Control of the redistricting process in Wisconsin is split. The Republican legislature controls the redistricting process, however, the Democratic governor may veto the implementing bill. Republicans lack the supermajority in the legislature necessary to override a gubernatorial veto from the Democratic governor.

The legislature has yet to begin work on drawing new maps. Lawmakers released draft congressional maps on Oct. 20, 2021. Governor Evers decried these maps on Oct. 21 that they would need to revise their approach if they expected him to sign off on them.

On March 3 the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of maps drawn by Governor Evers (D), saying that the administration's proposal did the best job complying with the court's previous ruling. Final maps must be in place by candidate filing deadlines, which is Apr. 15, 2022.

Republicans have the option to take their case to federal court to try to implement their preferred maps.

Wyoming State Legislative Districts Complete Republican February 14, 2022

Republicans are in full control of the redistricting process in Wyoming. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.

On Oct. 6, 2021, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Corporations, Election, and Political Subdivisions Committee agreed to Nov. 1, 2021, as the deadline for map proposals.

The redistricting deadline is the first budget session of the legislature following the federal census. The 2022 budget session begins on Feb. 14.

Both the House and Senate approved a redistricting plan on Friday, March 11.

On March 25, Governor Gordon announced he would allow the redistricting maps to become law without his signature.

No substantial legal challenges at this time.