UPDATED Jan. 21, 2022, at 4:25 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 »

All of the proposed maps currently under consideration in Washington
MapPlanProposed byPartisan breakdown
Final commission planWashington State Redistricting Commission
Who controls redistricting in Washington in 2021?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and enacted by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens, but the Democratic state legislature can slightly modify the commission's map with a two-thirds vote.
  • Nov. 15, 2021
    Deadline for commission to enact congressional map
  • Feb. 8, 2022
    Deadline for legislature to make minor amendments to congressional map
  • April 30, 2022
    Deadline for state Supreme Court to enact map if commission doesn't succeed
 
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
10 districts
majority
New map
10 districts

The latest in Washington

Jan. 10, 2022

With a new legislative session that kicked off Jan. 10, Washington state legislators now have until Feb. 8 to make changes to the congressional map drawn by the state’s bipartisan redistricting commission. The state legislature can make minor changes to the map if two-thirds of the members of each chamber agree.

Washington’s state Supreme Court ruled Dec. 3 that the final maps approved by the commission can move forward. The commission had failed to meet a Nov. 15 deadline to redraw the state’s congressional and state legislative maps, prompting the Washington Supreme Court to take up the task, as required by state law. However, the court said that because the commission had voted to adopt the map by the constitutional deadline, and only missed the deadline to transmit the map to the state legislature by 13 minutes, it “substantially complied with the statute.”

Latest updates
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Dec. 3, 2021
The Washington Supreme Court adopted the Redistricting Commission's maps, holding the Commission "substantially complied with the essential purpose of [its mandate]" even though it missed its statutory deadline. The maps now move to the state legislature where they must be approved by a two-thirds vote in each chamber within the first 30 days of the next legislative session, which begins on Jan. 10, 2022.
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Nov. 16, 2021
The Washington State Redistricting Commission failed to approve new congressional and state legislative maps by the state law-mandated Nov. 15 deadline. According to state law (RCW 44.05.100), the state supreme court must now draw the maps by April 30, 2022.
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Nov. 16, 2021
The Washington State Redistricting Commission published "final" congressional and legislative maps on its website one day after the authority for adopting new maps shifted from the Commission to the state supreme court.
The competitiveness and fairness of Washington's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Final commission planR+2.4
Old mapR+2.8
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapD+2.1
Final commission planD+1.6
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map1/10
Final commission plan1/10
New map