UPDATED Jan. 24, 2022, at 12:41 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 »

Who controls redistricting in New York in 2021?
Democrats fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens, but the Democratic state legislature can modify or reject the commission's proposals. The final map must be passed by two-thirds of each chamber and signed into law by the Democratic governor.
  • Sept. 15, 2021
    Deadline for commission to propose draft of congressional map
  • Jan. 15, 2022
    Deadline for commission to submit congressional map to legislature
  • Jan. 25, 2022
    Deadline for commission to submit new map to legislature if initial map is rejected
  • April 4, 2022
    Date that candidates begin filing for congressional runs (therefore map should be set by this date)
 
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
27 districts
majority
New map
26 districts-1

The latest in New York

Jan. 11, 2022

On Jan. 10, the New York state Senate and state Assembly overwhelmingly rejected the two proposed congressional maps submitted to them by New York’s bipartisan redistricting commission. The two maps were fairly similar, but the one proposed by Democratic commissioners would have created one more Democratic-leaning seat than the one proposed by Republican commissioners.

These maps were never expected to become law, however. Because the same party controls both the state Senate and state Assembly, a two-thirds vote is required in both chambers to adopt a map, and although Democrats do have a supermajority in both chambers, they seem to be holding out for a map that nets Democrats more seats. (It’s possible to draw a map that eliminates as many as five of the state’s Republican members of Congress.)

The redistricting process now returns to the commission, which will submit another map (or maps) to the legislature for another two-thirds vote within 15 days of the rejection (so by Jan. 25). If that map also fails to pass, the legislature can draw its own and pass it, likely with another two-thirds vote (although there is some ambiguity in the law that might allow a legislature-drawn map to pass with a simple majority).

The competitiveness and fairness of New York's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapR+2.6
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+1.3
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map3/27
New map