Abbott Approves of Political Boundaries for Next Decade

On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott approved of Texas’ new political maps for the next decade.

As a part of the recently concluded third special legislative session, lawmakers were tasked with drawing the boundaries for the next decade for 38 U.S. congressional districts, 31 state Senate districts, 150 state House districts, and 15 State Board of Education districts.

The decennial redistricting process was originally set to take place earlier this year during the 87th regular legislative session. Due to canvassing delays, however, the data used to draw new boundaries was not made available until mid-August. As such, the delayed redistricting process took place as a part of a special legislative session, among other legislative items.

The new boundaries will be used for the first time in the 2022 primary and general elections.