UPDATED Oct. 16, 2021, at 4:20 PM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

An updating tracker of proposed congressional maps — and whether they might benefit Democrats or Republicans in the 2022 midterms and beyond.

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Arkansas
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
4 districts
This map
4 districts
There are 4 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.
The competitiveness and fairness of Arkansas's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Draft Democratic plan 3D+0.1
Draft Republican plan 5R+0.3
Draft Republican plan 3R+1.9
Senate committee-approved planR+2.2
Draft Democratic planR+2.9
Draft Republican plan 6R+3.0
Draft Republican plan 4R+3.2
Draft Republican plan 1R+3.9
Draft Republican plan 2R+4.3
Old mapR+4.7
Draft Democratic plan 2R+7.5
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Draft Democratic plan 2D+2.9
Draft Democratic planR+21.4
Draft Republican plan 1R+21.4
Draft Republican plan 2R+21.4
Draft Republican plan 5R+21.4
Draft Democratic plan 3R+21.4
Draft Republican plan 6R+21.4
Senate committee-approved planR+21.4
Draft Republican plan 4R+21.4
Draft Republican plan 3R+21.4
Old mapR+21.6
New map
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Draft Democratic plan 21/4
Old map0/4
Draft Republican plan 10/4
Draft Republican plan 20/4
Draft Democratic plan0/4
Draft Republican plan 60/4
Draft Republican plan 30/4
Draft Republican plan 40/4
Draft Republican plan 50/4
Draft Democratic plan 30/4
Senate committee-approved plan0/4
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Arkansas
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
Rick CrawfordR
French HillR
Steve WomackR
Bruce WestermanR

The racial makeup of each district is of the voting-age population.

The latest in Arkansas

Oct. 14, 2021

Arkansas’s state legislature sent a final redistricting map proposal to Gov. Asa Hutchinson — in the form of matching bills from the state House and Senate — on Oct. 7. It was then up to the governor to decide if he wanted to sign it into law, or veto it. Hutchinson decided to … do neither. On Oct. 13, Hutchinson said he would allow the bills to become law without signing (which will happen automatically 20 days after the legislature adjourns on Friday, according to state law. This choice allows Hutchinson to signal a tepid disapproval without having to veto his own party’s map — in fact, he specifically questioned the decision to trisect Pulaski County, the most populous county in the state and home to Little Rock, because it splits some Democratic precincts (and precincts with more members of minority groups) into three different districts. Critics say this disenfranchises voters from minority groups in order to make red districts more secure. Hutchinson also noted that not signing the bill gives extra time for “those who wish to challenge the redistricting plan in court to do so.” With that invitation, it’s still not certain whether this will be Arkansas’s final map.

Latest updates
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Oct. 15
The group Arkansas for a Unified Natural State has announced a campaign to initiate a referendum on the state's new congressional map. According to the state constitution (art. V § 1) a referendum will be put before voters if six percent of legal voters sign a petition within 90 days of the current state legislature's adjournment. A special election may be called to consider the referendum if fifteen percent of legal voters sign the petition.
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Oct. 13
The Governor of Arkansas will allow the new congressional map, passed by the state legislature, to become law without his signature. According to the state constitution (art. VI § 15) the new maps will become official on Oct. 27, or twenty days after the legislature's final approval.
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Oct. 7
The Arkansas state legislature has approved a new congressional legislative plan. The senate approved SB 743 and the house passed the identical measure HB 1982. The plan now goes to the governor for final approval.

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