UPDATED Jan. 27, 2022, at 4:15 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. How this works »

All of the proposed maps currently under consideration in Connecticut
MapPlanProposed byPartisan breakdown
Court appointee's recommended planNathaniel Persily
Court appointee's alternative planNathaniel Persily
Who controls redistricting in Connecticut in 2021?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. 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.
  • Sept. 15, 2021
    Deadline for legislature to enact congressional map
  • Dec. 21, 2021
    Deadline for backup commission to enact map if legislature doesn't succeed
  • Feb. 15, 2022
    Deadline for state Supreme Court to enact map if commission doesn't succeed
 
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
5 districts
majority
New map
5 districts

The latest in Connecticut

Jan. 18, 2022

Control of Connecticut’s congressional redistricting process is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court, after a bipartisan panel composed of state lawmakers missed both its initial Nov. 30 deadline and its extended Dec. 21 deadline to approve a new map. On Jan. 18, Nathaniel Persily, a special master appointed by the state Supreme Court, submitted his proposed map to the court. (That’s in addition to 11 other maps considered by the panel’s Republican and Democratic members, two of which were submitted to Persily for consideration in early January.) This is not Persily’s first rodeo — he also drew Connecticut’s map in the last redistricting cycle after the bipartisan commission failed to come to an agreement.

Persily’s recommended plan (and an alternative plan he submitted) would change the current map very little. Under both proposals, Connecticut would continue to have three Democratic-leaning seats and two competitive seats. Two of the Democratic-leaning seats would get a little less blue under Persily’s recommended plan, but only slightly so.

Now that Persily’s proposal is public, people can submit proposed changes until Jan. 24. The justices will then hold a public hearing on Jan. 27.

Latest updates
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Jan. 27
The Connecticut Supreme Court heard oral arguments from the Democratic and Republican members of the Connecticut Reapportionment Commission.
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Jan. 25
The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from the state Democratic and Republican parties on Thursday Jan. 27, 2022 at 10 AM.
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Dec. 23, 2021
The Connecticut Supreme Court has named Nathaniel Persily as special master to draw new congressional lines for the state after the state reapportionment commission missed their deadline.
The competitiveness and fairness of Connecticut's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapD+1.5
Court appointee's alternative planD+0.1
Court appointee's recommended planR+0.2
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapD+29.7
Court appointee's alternative planD+29.7
Court appointee's recommended planD+29.7
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map2/5
Court appointee's alternative plan2/5
Court appointee's recommended plan2/5
New map