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 redrawn in 2011.
At the direction of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, congressional districts were redrawn in February of 2016.
The new congressional districts are slated to be used for the 2016 elections.
Until members of the 115th Congress are sworn into office in January of 2017, representation will be based on the 2011 district plan.
US House: "2016 Contingent Congressional Plan - Corrected", enacted on February 19th 2016, becoming Session Law 2016-1
NC House: "Lewis-Dollar-Dockham 4" (LDD3, as amended), enacted on July 28th 2011, becoming Session Law 2011-404
NC Senate: "Rucho Senate 2", enacted on July 27th 2011, becoming Session Law 2011-402