UPDATED May 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Utah
Status:Tabled
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
4 districts
majority
This map
4 districts
There are 4 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.
The competitiveness and fairness of Utah's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
"Orange" plan 2-3D+3.8
New mapD+1.0
Legislative Redistricting Committee proposalD+0.8
Old mapR+0.1
"Green" plan 1-2R+0.9
"Purple" plan 4-5R+7.5
"Purple" plan 2-3R+7.9
"Purple" plan 4-1R+8.1
"Orange" plan 3-3R+8.5
Public submission "SH2"R+9.0
"Purple" plan 3-3R+9.5
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Public submission "SH2"R+2.3
"Purple" plan 4-1R+3.2
"Purple" plan 2-3R+3.3
"Purple" plan 4-5R+3.5
"Orange" plan 3-3R+4.3
"Purple" plan 3-3R+4.7
"Orange" plan 2-3R+4.8
Old mapR+28.6
New mapR+28.7
"Green" plan 1-2R+28.7
Legislative Redistricting Committee proposalR+28.7
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/4
"Green" plan 1-20/4
Legislative Redistricting Committee proposal0/4
New map0/4
"Orange" plan 2-30/4
"Orange" plan 3-30/4
Public submission "SH2"0/4
"Purple" plan 2-30/4
"Purple" plan 3-30/4
"Purple" plan 4-10/4
"Purple" plan 4-50/4
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Utah
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Blake D. MooreR
R+24
2nd
Chris StewartR
R+6
3rd
John R. CurtisR
R+53
4th
Burgess OwensR
R+21

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

The latest in Utah

March 17, 2022

On Nov. 12, Gov. Spencer Cox signed Utah’s new congressional map into law. The plan, drawn by Republicans in the state legislature, splits Democrats who live in the Salt Lake City metro area between all four of the state’s congressional districts, a practice known as “cracking.” As a result, all four districts will be safely Republican; the current 4th District, which has been marginally competitive at R+15, moves all the way to R+31.

The map disregards the recommendations of Utah’s independent redistricting commission, which was created by a 2018 ballot measure. In October, the commission presented three possible congressional maps to the legislature that all would have created three Republican-leaning seats and one Democratic-leaning seat centered on Salt Lake City. But after the legislature watered down the ballot measure in 2020, the legislature was no longer under any obligation to consider the commission’s maps, and it drew its own instead.

Democrats have cried gerrymandering over the new map, and on March 17, a coalition of voters and voting-rights groups filed a lawsuit alleging it is an illegal partisan gerrymander. The lawsuit also lobbies for the reinstatement of the stronger anti-gerrymandering protections from the 2018 ballot measure before the legislature intervened.

Latest updates
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March 17
The League of Women Voters of Utah and other groups and individuals filed a lawsuit asking a state court to strike down Utah's congressional map as a partisan gerrymander and to reinstate the authority of the state's Independent Redistricting Commission that was created by ballot initiative in 2018 and then relegated to an advisory role by the state legislature in 2020.
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Nov. 12, 2021
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed HB2004 into law, establishing a new congressional districting plan that splits Salt Lake County into all four districts. The new map was drawn by the state Legislature and largely ignores a set of plans proposed by the state's advisory Independent Redistricting Commission.
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Nov. 5, 2021
Utah's joint Legislative Redistricting Committee published its proposed maps for Congress (#132), state Senate (#130), and state House (#129).
Who controls redistricting in Utah right now?
Republicans fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn by an independent 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.