UPDATED Sep. 17, 2021, at 10:46 AM

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.

All of the proposed maps in Maryland
MapPlanStatusProposed byPartisan breakdown
Draft commission planProposedMaryland Citizens Redistricting Commission
Who controls redistricting in Maryland in 2021?
Democrats fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor (but legislative Democrats have the numbers to override a potential veto).
  • Feb. 22, 2022
    Deadline for congressional candidates to file (therefore map should be set by this date)
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
8 districts
New map
8 districts

The latest in Maryland

Sept. 13, 2021

Maryland’s first proposed map would likely swing one seat for Republicans, but it’s unlikely to resemble the final map. That’s because this proposal came out of the state’s Citizens Redistricting Commission, a group created by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and not the General Assembly, which ultimately is in charge of Maryland’s redistricting. This commission — which includes three Democrats, three Republicans and three independents — is a kind of fantasy league version of an actual independent redistricting commission, something Hogan has long pushed for in the state. But the map is merely a suggestion, and Maryland’s redistricting will finally be up to the Democrat-dominated state legislature.

Latest updates
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Sept. 9
The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (Governor Hogan's advisory panel) proposed an illustrative congressional plan. Final maps must be passed by the state legislature and signed by the Governor.
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Sept. 6
The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission launched a portal to allow members of the public to submit proposed redistricting plans online.
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Aug. 31
Maryland's legislative redistricting panel will hold a series of ten hearings, from September 20th to November 18th, to receive public input on the redistricting process.

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The competitiveness and fairness of Maryland's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Draft commission planD+7.9
Old mapD+5.7
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapD+2.6
Draft commission planR+10.8
New map
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/8
Draft commission plan0/8
New map