UPDATED Dec. 2, 2021, at 4:09 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 Montana’s new map
Status:Approved
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
1 district
This map
2 districts+1
majority
There are 2 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 Republican-leaning seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Montana's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
New mapD+0.1
Old map0.0
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+33.2
New mapR+33.2
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/1
New map0/2
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Montana’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
OPEN
R+10
2nd
Matthew M. RosendaleR
R+30

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

The latest in Montana

Nov. 12, 2021

For the first time since 1993, Montana has more than one congressional district, and on Nov. 12, the state’s bipartisan redistricting commission gave its final approval to the state’s new lines.

The map passed by the commission, which was put forward by Republicans, excludes liberal Helena from the state’s western congressional district, giving it a FiveThirtyEight partisan lean of R+10. The map was chosen over a Democratic proposal that put Helena in the western district, making it a more competitive R+7. (The eastern district is ruby-red under both maps.) In its final meeting, the commission also decided not to accept a small tweak to the map that was previously agreed to.

Latest updates
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Nov. 12
The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission formally adopted a new congressional redistricting map.
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Nov. 9
The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission adopted a new congressional map. The public has one final opportunity to comment on the map at a Nov. 12 hearing.
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Nov. 5
The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission selected a congressional redistricting map, which will now be open to public comment before a final vote.

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Who controls redistricting in Montana in 2021?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and enacted by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens.