UPDATED Dec. 3, 2021, at 4:23 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 »

The partisan breakdown of Iowa’s new map
Status:Approved
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
4 districts
majority
This map
4 districts
There are 2 Republican-leaning seats and 2 highly competitive seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 Republican-leaning seat, -1 highly competitive seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Iowa's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapD+5.0
New mapD+4.9
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+41.6
New mapR+41.6
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map3/4
New map2/4
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Iowa’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Mariannette Miller-MeeksR
R+4
2nd
Ashley HinsonR
R+6
3rd
Cindy AxneD
R+2
4th
Randy FeenstraR
R+27

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

The latest in Iowa

Nov. 5, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed the Hawkeye State’s new congressional map into law, cementing the state’s new political lines for the next decade. After the map was approved by lawmakers, Reynolds said in a statement on Oct. 28 that she believes the new map “fairly and accurately represent the citizens of Iowa.”

The new map, drawn by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency, creates one solidly Republican seat, one competitive Republican seat and two highly competitive seats. The map is slightly less competitive than the old one, with the number of districts whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5 going from three out of four in the old map to two out of four in the new map. The map also makes Iowa’s new 2nd District (where most of the old 1st District was located) 2 percentage points safer for the GOP, although the 3rd and 4th districts would have roughly the same partisan leans as the old map.

Latest updates
Icon of the Iowa state boundaries
Nov. 4
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF621 into law, formally establishing Iowa's state legislative and congressional districts for the next decade.
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Oct. 28
The Iowa Legislature voted to approve the second set of redistricting maps proposed by the Legislative Services Agency.
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Oct. 21
The Iowa Legislative Services Agency released its second redistricting proposal following the legislature's rejection of its first proposal.

Latest changes 🤖

Nov. 4, 2021

Plan 2 Approved

Oct. 21, 2021

Plan 2 Released

Oct. 5, 2021

Plan 1 Rejected

Sept. 16, 2021

Plan 1 Released

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Who controls redistricting in Iowa in 2021?
Republicans fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn by a bipartisan 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.
All of the other proposed maps in Iowa
MapPlanProposed byPartisan breakdown
Plan 1Iowa Legislative Services Agency