Prof. Justin Levitt's Guide to Drawing the Electoral Lines

When do we redraw the lines? (congress)

Redistricting must be complete before the filing deadlines for candidates to run for office, so they know where they’re running.  Right now, these are the deadlines for filing for congress, and the dates of congressional primaries, in 2022.  Legislatures and courts may still modify these deadlines.

State Filing deadline Cite Primary date Cite
Alabama 1/28/2022 Ala. Const. art. IX, § 199 5/24/2022 Ala. Const. art. IX, § 17-13-3
Alaska
Arizona 4/4/2022 Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 16-311 8/2/2022 Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 16-201
Arkansas 3/1/2022 Ark. Code § 7-7-203 6/21/2022 Ark. Code § 7-7-203
California 12/10/2021 Cal. Elec. Code § 8020 3/8/2022 Cal. Elec. Code § 1201
Colorado 3/29/2022 Colo. Rev. Stat. § 1-4-801 6/28/2022 Colo. Rev. Stat. § 1-4-101
Connecticut 6/7/2022 Conn. Gen. Stat. § 9-400 8/9/2022 Conn. Gen. Stat.  § 9-423
Delaware
Florida 4/29/2022 Fla. Stat. § 99.061 8/23/2022 Fla. Stat. § 100.061
Georgia 3/11/2022 Ga. Code § 21-2-153 5/24/2022 Ga. Code § 21-2-150
Hawaii 6/7/2022 Haw. Rev. Stat. § 12-6 8/13/2022 Haw. Rev. § 12-2
Idaho 3/11/2022 Idaho Code § 34-704 5/17/2022 Idaho Code § 34-601(1)
Illinois 11/29/2021 10 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/7-12 3/15/2022 10 Ill. Comp. Stat.5/2A-1.1
Indiana 2/4/2022 Ind. Code § 3-8-2-4 5/3/2022 Ind. Code § 3-10-1-3
Iowa 3/18/2022 Iowa Code § 43.11 6/7/2022 Iowa Code § 43.7
Kansas 6/1/2022 Kan. Stat. § 25-205 8/2/2022 Kan. Stat. § 25-203
Kentucky 1/7/2022 Ky. Rev. Stat. § 118.165 5/17/2022 Ky. Rev. Stat. § 118.025(3)
Louisiana 7/22/2022 La. Stat. §§ 18:467, 18:468 11/8/2022 La. Stat. § 18:402(B)(1)
Maine 5/31/2022 Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 53, § 48 9/20/2022 Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 53, § 28
Maryland 2/22/2022 Md. Code Elec. Law, § 5-303 6/28/2022 Md. Code Elec. Law,§ 8-201
Massachusetts 6/7/2022 Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 21-A, § 335 9/20/2022 Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 21-A, § 339
Michigan 4/19/2022 Mich. Comp. Laws § 168.551 8/2/2022 Mich. Comp. Laws § 168.534
Minnesota 5/31/2022 Minn. Stat. § 204B.09 8/9/2022 Minn. Stat. § 204D.03
Mississippi 3/1/2022 Miss. Code § 23-15-299(3)(a) 6/7/2022 Miss. Code § 23-15-1031
Missouri 3/29/2022 Mo. Rev. Stat. § 115.349 8/2/2022 Mo. Rev. Stat. § 115.121(2)
Montana
Nebraska 2/15/22 or 3/1/22 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 32-606 5/10/2022 Neb. Rev. Stat.§ 32-401
Nevada 3/18/2022 Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.177 6/14/2022 Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.175
New Hampshire 6/10/2022 N.H. Rev. Stat. § 655:14 9/13/2022 N.H. Rev. Stat.§ 653:8
New Jersey 4/4/2022 N.J. Stat. § 19:23-14 6/7/2022 N.J. Stat. § 19:23-40
New Mexico 2/1/2022 N.M. Stat. § 1-8-26 6/7/2022 N.M. Stat. § 1-8-11
New York 4/7/2022 N.Y. Elec. Law § 6-158(1) 6/28/2022 N.Y. Elec. Law § 8-100(1)(a)
North Carolina 12/17/2021 N.C. Gen. Stat. § 163-106.2 3/8/2022 N.C. Gen. Stat.§ 163-1.
North Dakota
Ohio 2/2/2022 Ohio Rev. Code § 3513.05 5/3/2022 Ohio Rev. Code § 3501.01(E)(1)
Oklahoma 4/15/2022 Okla. Stat. tit. 26, § 5-110 6/28/2022 Okla. Stat. tit. 26, § 1-102
Oregon 3/8/2022 Or. Rev. Stat. § 249.037 5/17/2022 Or. Rev. Stat. § 254.056(2)
Pennsylvania 3/8/2022 25 Pa. Cons. Stat. §§ 2868, 2873 5/17/2022 25 Pa. Cons. Stat.§ 2753
Rhode Island 7/21/2022 R.I. Gen. Laws § 17-14-12 9/13/2022 R.I. Gen. Laws § 17-15-1
South Carolina 3/30/2022 S.C. Code § 7-11-15 6/14/2022 S.C. Code § 7-13-15
South Dakota
Tennessee 4/7/2022 Tenn. Code § 2-5-101(a)(1) 8/4/2022 Tenn. Code § 2-1-104(25)
Texas 12/13/2021 Tex. Elec. Code § 172.023 3/1/2022 Tex. Elec. Code § 41.007
Utah 3/17/2022 Utah Code § 20A-9-408 6/28/2022 Utah Code § 20A-1-201.5
Vermont
Virginia 3/30/2022 Va. Code § 24.2-612 6/14/2022 Va. Code § 24.2-515
Washington 5/20/2022 Wash. Rev. Code § 29A.24.050 8/2/2022 Wash. Rev. Code § 29A.04.311.
West Virginia 1/29/2022 W. Va. Code § 3-5-7 5/10/2022 W. Va. Code § 3-5-1
Wisconsin 6/1/2022 Wis. Stat. § 8.15 8/9/2022 Wis. Stat. § 5.02(12s)
Wyoming