Maps show how redistricting reshapes Minnesota's political borders
Every legislative seat is up for re-election in a redistricting year, meaning control of state government is at stake in the fall election.
February 16, 2022
Once every decade, the political boundaries of the state shift and help determine elections for the next 10 years.
It’s called redistricting, and occurs after the census count to equally redistribute the state’s population between legislative and congressional districts. Districts that have seen population growth over the last decade need to shrink, while districts that shed population need to get bigger in size. In Minnesota, the courts have taken over the process this year — as they have for the last five decades — because the divided Legislature couldn’t strike an agreement on its own.
The stakes are high for communities and voters navigating their new district lines, as well as for the state’s political parties, with redrawn boundaries scrambling election dynamics in districts for Congress and the state Legislature. Every legislative seat is up for re-election in a redistricting year, meaning control of state government is at stake in the fall election.