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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Redistricting

Special Joint Committee on Redistricting

The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting studied and proposed a new division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional districts under the United States Constitution, 40 Senatorial and 8 Councillor districts under Section 2 of Article CI of the Amendments to the Constitution, as amended, and 160 Representative districts under section 1 of said Article CI. Governor Baker signed the state legislative districts into law on November 4th, 2021 and the Congressional and Councillor districts into law on November 22nd, 2021. These districts will go into effect for the 2022 elections.

Message from the Co-Chairs

The Joint Committee on Redistricting has created this website to provide information to the citizens of Massachusetts about the redistricting process. This site includes maps, laws, rules, census data, documents, historical perspectives and a calendar of events and hearings for the Joint Committee. We welcome all public comments and participation during the redistricting process.

Archived Hearings

Date Follow In My Legislature Time Status Description Location Video
APR 14 2021
11:00 am Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will conduct a virtual public hearing on the 2021 Redistricting process. To sign up to testify, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=a36UCyb_E0uuHFc8Z1DIiGbnTCoID4xMh0fyqhkt8sNUOVdMVEs4VVk0QkFORDBYN0NVQzEwSDFIRS4u Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
MAY 4 2021
5:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing for residents of the 5th Congressional District (CD5). This hearing provides an opportunity for area residents to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. If you would like to testify please complete the sign up form by clicking the link in the Location field above. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
MAY 24 2021
5:30 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing for residents of the 2nd Congressional District (CD2). This hearing provides an opportunity for area residents to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. This hearing will be broadcast on malegislature.gov, you do not need to sign up to be able to view the hearing. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
JUN 8 2021
12:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing for residents of the 8th Congressional District (CD8). This hearing provides an opportunity for area residents to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
JUN 21 2021
6:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing for residents of the 1st Congressional District (CD1). This hearing provides an opportunity for area residents to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
JUL 6 2021
6:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing for residents of the 6th Congressional District (CD6). This hearing provides an opportunity for area residents to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
JUL 8 2021
6:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing for residents of the 3rd Congressional District (CD3). This hearing provides an opportunity for area residents to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
JUL 12 2021
10:00 am Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing for residents of the 7th Congressional District (CD7). This hearing provides an opportunity for area residents to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
JUL 19 2021
12:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing for residents of the 4th Congressional District (CD4). This hearing provides an opportunity for area residents to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
JUL 20 2021
4:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing in Mandarin for residents of the Commonwealth. This hearing provides an opportunity for Mandarin speakers to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived
6:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing in Cantonese for residents of the Commonwealth. This hearing provides an opportunity for Cantonese speakers to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived
JUL 23 2021
12:00 am Rescheduled The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing in Spanish for residents of the Commonwealth. This hearing provides an opportunity for Spanish speakers to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing
12:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing in Spanish for residents of the Commonwealth. This hearing provides an opportunity for Spanish speakers to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived
JUL 26 2021
2:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing in Portuguese for residents of the Commonwealth. This hearing provides an opportunity for Portuguese speakers to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived
5:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing in Cape Verdean Creole for residents of the Commonwealth. This hearing provides an opportunity for Cape Verdean Creole speakers to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived
JUL 27 2021
12:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing in Vietnamese for residents of the Commonwealth. This hearing provides an opportunity for Vietnamese speakers to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived
2:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing in Haitian Creole for residents of the Commonwealth. This hearing provides an opportunity for Haitian Creole speakers to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived
4:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing in Khmer for residents of the Commonwealth. This hearing provides an opportunity for Khmer speakers to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived
JUL 29 2021
5:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will hold a virtual hearing for residents of the 9th Congressional District (CD9). This hearing provides an opportunity for area residents to offer their opinions on local and community interests that the Committee should consider on the division of the Commonwealth into 9 Congressional Districts, 40 Senatorial Districts, 160 Representative Districts, and 8 Councillor Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
OCT 12 2021
1:00 pm Completed The Senate and House Chairs will discuss the public comment period for draft Senate and House Legislative Districts. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
OCT 15 2021
1:00 pm Completed The Special Joint Committee will hold a hearing to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the draft State Senate and State House maps. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced
NOV 9 2021
11:00 am Completed The Special Joint Committee will hold a hearing to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the draft Congressional and Governor's Council maps. Virtual Hearing Archived Enhanced