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.
At the direction of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, congressional districts were redrawn in February of 2016.
On July 31st 2017, the General Assembly received an order from the same court to redraw portions of the district plans for the North Carolina State House and State Senate.
New district plans for both bodies were passed on August 30th, and have been submitted to the court for review.
See the pages on Senate Bill 691 and House Bill 927 for additional information.
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.