New voting districts could change again in some states before the 2024 elections
The 2022 elections marked the first using new voting districts drawn from updated census data. Those districts typically last for a decade, but they could be short-lived in some states.
Court challenges could force lawmakers or special commissions to draw yet another set of maps before the 2024 elections for representatives in Congress and state capitols.
That means voters who were just shifted into new U.S. House or state legislative districts could be grouped with different communities when they go to vote the next time.
Here's a look at some places where voting districts could change, and the reasons why.
RACE IN REDISTRICTING
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that Alabamas congressional districts likely violated the federal Voting Rights Act by diluting the political power of Black voters.
The ruling means the state's Republican-led Legislature and GOP governor likely will have to draw new U.S. House districts in which Black voters comprise a majority or close to it in two of Alabama's seven districts, instead of only one.