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Did NC redistricting affect your ballot? Find out here

Posted April 20, 2018 6:00 a.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2018 12:18 p.m. EDT

— A flurry of court action over the last few years has kept voting district lines in North Carolina in an almost constant state of flux.

Lawsuits have overturned both congressional and state legislative lines on constitutional grounds. But only legislative districts will be different for the 2018 midterms, when every one of the General Assembly's 170 members will be up for re-election. And with the June 28 U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold those maps, they'll likely stand through 2020.

Explore the winding path of the maps governing the state legislature with the slider below, and enter your address to see how your district – and the incumbents on your ballot – have been affected. Updated June 29, 2018

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Original maps

 

States draw new legislative maps every 10 years after the decennial census. So in July 2011, that task fell to the newly elected Republican majorities of the state House and Senate. But after a protracted legal battle, a federal three-judge panel in August 2016 found serious issue with 28 districts in the House and Senate, declaring them unconstitutional racial gerrymanders and requiring lawmakers to redraw them.

Under orders from the court, the General Assembly redrew legislative maps with the help of Tom Hofeller, the same consultant they hired years earlier for the maps ruled unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. The new maps passed in August 2017 reshaped the 28 districts invalidated by the court, along with a few more.

But these versions prompted additional legal challenges from groups that alleged the legislature went beyond the court's orders and redrew districts that didn't need to be altered. Those arguments prevailed, and the court named a "special master," Stanford law professor Nathaniel Persily, to draw the maps again.

Stanford law professor Nathaniel Persily, in his role as a court-appointed special master, submitted maps that redrew nine districts of the legislature's revised maps in Wake, Mecklenburg, Hoke, Cumberland, Guilford, Sampson and Wayne counties in December 2017. Although the federal panel approved this version, Republican leaders in the General Assembly appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing this time that Persily had redrawn too many districts that favored the Democratic Party.

In a brief decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the adoption of Persily's maps in February 2018 with the exception of four House districts in Wake County and one in Mecklenburg County. Those would remain how the legsislature redrew them in August 2017.

Despite subsequent legal challenges, these final maps were already on the books for the 2018 elections of members of the state House and Senate. But a follow-up decision by the high court on June 28, 2018, means they're likely to stand through the 2020 election as well.

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2018 N.C. House incumbents

 

2018 N.C. Senate incumbents

 

DISCLAIMER: Address locations are estimates based on Google's geolocation service, with boundaries from official maps provided by the N.C. General Assembly. Keep tabs on your current represntatives with WRAL's Find Your Lawmaker app.

Interactive by Tyler Dukes