Latest Voting districts News

Democrat-led New Mexico delves into political redistricting

Dec. 06, 2021 10:12 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to draw new political maps in New Mexico are beginning in earnest as a Democrat-led Legislature converges Monday on the state Capitol for a special legislative session. States must redraw their congressional districts every 10 years to...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Dec. 5, 2021. Editorial: Abbott guarantees Texas grid is ready for winter. Where have we heard that before? Take it with a grain of salt, we’re told, about information from an questionable source. Gov. Greg...

Maryland lawmakers convening for redistricting session

Dec. 06, 2021 09:54 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are gathering for a special session to redraw the state's congressional map. They are scheduled to hold a hearing Monday on legislation outlining the state's eight U.S. House districts. Democrats who hold a...

Redistricting commission seeks input on plans for districts

Dec. 05, 2021 10:45 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The commission to redraw political districts in Rhode Island is seeking public input on its initial plans for the layout of the General Assembly districts. The Special Legislative Commission on Reapportionment has scheduled hearings around the...

Maryland congressional map could enable Democrats to go 8-0

Dec. 04, 2021 10:19 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will have dueling congressional maps before them when they convene for a special session on redistricting Monday, including a proposal that could enable Democrats to pick up a seat and sweep all eight Maryland U.S. House seats and a very different...

Before redistricting, change of power coming in SC Senate

Dec. 04, 2021 10:18 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before the South Carolina Senate takes up redistricting Monday, the chamber's president will likely step down to take charge of its most powerful committee. Senators expect Harvey Peeler of Gaffney, now the chamber's longest serving Republican at...

WA Supreme Court declines to draw new redistricting plan

Dec. 03, 2021 18:31 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Friday said a plan adopted by the Washington Redistricting Commission “substantially complied” with statutory deadlines, and declined to adopt a new redistricting plan for the state. "This is not a situation in which...

NC judges deny requests to block elections under new maps

Dec. 03, 2021 18:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's 2022 elections under new legislative and congressional maps can begin as scheduled next week after state judges on Friday rejected demands from lawsuit filers who claim the lines have to be blocked because they so egregiously favor Republicans. ...

Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

Dec. 03, 2021 14:00 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completes the party's sweep of last month's elections. ...

Pappas seeking 3rd term in New Hampshire's 1st District

Dec. 03, 2021 10:01 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, a Democrat, announced his reelection campaign Friday for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District and the start of a 14-community road trip across the state this weekend. Pappas is seeking a third term in the House. ...