Texas Redistricting

Texas Redistricting: 2020s Timeline

2020

2019-2020 Texas House Redistricting Committee and Senate Special Committee on Redistricting public hearings.
April 1, 2020 Census Day.

2021

April 26, 2021 Census Bureau releases apportionment totals; Texas population is 29,145,505; the state will have two additional congressional seats (38 total).
August 12, 2021 Census Bureau releases the detailed population data by race and ethnicity needed for redistricting.
September 1, 2021 RedAppl updated for 2021 redistricting.

Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez and others file Gutierrez v. Abbott in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, alleging that the existing maps for the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives are malapportioned and violate the one-person, one-vote principle of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and that Section 28, Article III, Texas Constitution, prohibits the enactment of new maps until 2023.
September 20, 2021 87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, begins. State legislative, congressional, and SBOE redistricting included on the call.
October 15, 2021 The 87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, passes S.B. 4, the Texas Senate redistricting plan (PLANS2168).

The 87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, passes S.B. 7, the State Board of Education redistricting plan (PLANE2106).
October 16, 2021 The 87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, passes H.B. 1, the Texas House of Representatives redistricting plan (PLANH2316).
October 18, 2021 The League of United Latin American Citizens and others file LULAC v. Abbott in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division, alleging that H.B. 1, S.B. 4, S.B. 6, and S.B. 7 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Damon James Wilson files Wilson v. Texas in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, alleging that S.B. 6 violates Section 2, Article I, U.S. Constitution, and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in that it relies on the unconstitutional determination of the residence of prisoners for the purpose of redistricting congressional districts.
October 19, 2021 The 87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, passes S.B. 6, the United States House of Representatives redistricting plan (PLANC2193).
October 25, 2021 H.B. 1, S.B. 4, S.B. 6, and S.B. 7 are signed by the governor.

Voto Latino and others file Voto Latino v. Scott in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, alleging that S.B. 6 violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
November 3, 2021 The Mexican American Legislative Caucus files MALC v. Abbott in state district court in Travis County alleging that H.B. 1 violates the "county line rule" prescribed by Section 26, Article III, Texas Constitution, with respect to Cameron County.

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus files MALC v. Texas in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, alleging that H.B. 1, S.B. 6, and S.B. 7 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and both the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Roy Charles Brooks and others file Brooks v. Abbott in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, alleging that S.B. 4 violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and both the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution with respect to Senate District 10.
November 5, 2021 The Texas State Conference of the NAACP files Texas State Conference of the NAACP v. Abbott in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, alleging that H.B. 1, S.B. 4, and S.B. 6 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
November 16, 2021 Fair Maps Texas Action Committee and others file Fair Maps Texas Action Committee v. Abbott in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, alleging that H.B. 1, S.B. 4, and S.B. 6 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and both the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
November 19, 2021 The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division, issues an order consolidating Wilson v. Texas, Voto Latino v. Scott, MALC v. Texas, Brooks v. Abbott, Texas State Conference of the NAACP v. Abbott, and Fair Maps Texas Action Committee v. Abbott with LULAC v. Abbott.
December 6, 2021 The federal government files United States v. Texas in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division, alleging that H.B. 1 and S.B. 6 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
December 13, 2021 Filing deadline for new legislative, congressional, and State Board of Education district elections.

2022

March 1, 2022 Primary elections.
May 24, 2022 Runoff elections.
November 8, 2022 General election.