Redistricting is the process of redrawing the districts from which public officials are elected.
Members of the United States House of Representatives, the North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House of Representatives are elected by district.
The North Carolina General Assembly is required to redraw these districts following each decennial census due to population changes and the need to maintain equal representation.
The most recent census was carried out in 2010, so districts were drawn in 2011.
Congressional Districts – In February of 2016 and at the direction of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (Middle District Court), the General Assembly redrew the congressional districts.
In January 2018, the United States Supreme Court entered an order specifying that the districts to be used in the 2018 NC Congressional elections are those enacted by the General Assembly in February of 2016.
State House and Senate Districts - On July 31st 2017, the Middle District Court ordered the General Assembly to redraw portions of the district plans for the North Carolina State House and State Senate.
On August 30, 2017, the General Assembly passed new district plans for both bodies and submitted those to the court for review.
On February 6, 2018, the United States Supreme Court entered an order specifying the districts to be used in the 2018 NC Senate and NC House elections.
See the pages on Senate Bill 691 and House Bill 927 for additional information on the Senate and House plans passed in August 2017.
US House: "2016 Contingent Congressional Plan - Corrected", used in 2016 and set to be used again for the 2018 elections.
NC House: As ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court on February 6, 2018 in North Carolina v. Covington.
NC Senate: As ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court on February 6, 2018 in North Carolina v. Covington.
US House: "2016 Contingent Congressional Plan - Corrected", enacted on February 19th 2016, used for the 2016 election.
NC House: "Lewis-Dollar-Dockham 4", enacted on July 28th 2011, used for the 2012 through 2016 elections.
NC Senate: "Rucho Senate 2", enacted on July 27th 2011, used for the 2012 through 2016 elections.