Gerrymandering in Texas

Texas has been called one of the most gerrymandered states. Read more about that and see the current Texas district maps below.

Learn How Redistricting Works in Texas

The Texas Legislature will be drawing new maps during the 2021 session which begins on Jan 12 and ends on May 31, 2021. Read this short document that describes how Texas redistricting is expected to work.

Can the Texas GOP Reform Gerrymandering Before It’s Used Against Them?

David Martin Davies of Texas Public Radio looks at the current state of gerrymandering in Texas. April 16, 2019.

Read it and listen at https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/in-depth/2019/04/16/329402/can-the-texas-gop-reform-gerrymandering-before-its-used-against-them/.

“Texas is one of the most gerrymandered states in the union.”
Beto O'Rourke
Former U.S. Representative

Is Texas one of the most gerrymandered states?

On March 16, 2018, Rep. Beto O’Rourke called Texas one of the most gerrymandered states. Read what Politifact says about that claim at https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2018/aug/16/beto-orourke/texas-one-nations-most-gerrymandered-states/.

How to Stop Gerrymandering in Texas [Opinion]

Justin Nelson explains in the Houston Chronicle how gerrymandering can be stopped in Texas. July 29, 2019.

Read it at https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/How-to-stop-gerrymandering-in-Texas-Opinion-14268249.php.

Texas Redistricting Plans

Learn about the plans for Texas redistricting, including the hearing schedule, timeline and frequently asked questions at https://redistricting.capitol.texas.gov/2020s.

UPDATE: The Texas House and Senate suspended all hearings in March 2020 because of the COVID pandemic. As of Sept. 11, 2020, no plans have been published about when they will resume these critical hearings.

How a decade of voting rights fights led to fewer redistricting safeguards for Texas voters of color

The Texas Tribune reports on the impact on people of color from gerrymandering in Texas. September 10, 2019.

Read it at https://www.texastribune.org/2019/09/10/texas-enters-2021-redistricting-fewer-safeguards-voters-color/.

The Brennan Center for Justice provides a way to track Texas cases.

Use this research tool at https://www.brennancenter.org/search/?q=Texas&.

To learn about your district and how it has changed over time, visit https://what-the-district.aclu.org/.

Current Texas Senate District Map

2019 Fort Bend/Waller Counties

2019 Harris County

Current Texas House District Maps

2019 Waller County

2019 Fort Bend County

2019 Harris County

Texas Congressional Districts

2019 Waller County

2019 Fort Bend County

2019 Harris County

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