UPDATED Jun. 23, 2022, at 2:05 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. How this works »

The partisan breakdown of New Hampshire’s new map
Status:Approved
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
2 districts
majority
This map
2 districts
There are 2 highly competitive seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.

Map source: Nathaniel Persily

The competitiveness and fairness of New Hampshire's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapD+0.2
New mapD+0.1
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapD+42.5
New mapD+42.5
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map2/2
New map2/2
The demographic and partisan breakdown of New Hampshire’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Chris PappasD
R+1
2nd
Ann KusterD
D+2

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

The latest in New Hampshire

May 31, 2022

On May 31, the New Hampshire Supreme Court adopted a new congressional redistricting map released by the court-appointed special master the previous week. The new map makes minimal changes to the current map and gives the state two highly competitive districts. The court got involved after a monthslong stalemate between the legislature and Gov. Chris Sununu failed to produce a map through the legislative process.

Sununu had pledged to veto two previous maps passed by Republican legislators that each created one Democratic-leaning seat and one Republican-leaning seat. The first map made some of the biggest changes to New Hampshire’s congressional map since the late 1800s, removing several Democratic-leaning communities from the 1st District. The second map would have put both incumbents in the same district. Sununu said New Hampshire citizens were counting on them to deliver a map with competitive districts to keep incumbents accountable and that neither of the maps proposed by the legislature would suit that purpose. He released his own map on March 22, though the legislature never acted on it.

After a group of New Hampshire voters sued, the New Hampshire Supreme Court decided to appoint a special master to draw a new map using a “least-change” approach based on the 2020 census if Sununu and the legislature could not come to an agreement. The new maps had to be ready before the state’s candidate filing period in June.

Latest updates
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May 12
The New Hampshire state Supreme Court announced that if the state Legislature and Governor fail to draw new congressional maps by May 19, the court will draw new maps using a "least change" approach.
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April 25
Republicans in the New Hampshire House introduced a new congressional redistricting plan.
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April 11
The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an order indicating it would take over the Norelli redistricting lawsuit.
Who controls redistricting in New Hampshire right now?
Republicans fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.