Interactive: Really, What's My District Now?

The political maps for the 2012 elections are finally settled. A panel of federal judges in San Antonio has unveiled new maps for the congressional delegation and state House, and also signed off on Senate plans agreed to in early February. With maps now in place, Texas' primaries have been scheduled for May 29. Filing has been reopened and will run through March 9.

As the Tribune did when everyone last thought this was all settled, we have rebuild our redistricting viewer with the new maps to enable readers to explore what has changed. And more importantly, what changed for you.

To use the tool, enter your address in the text box below and then click on the "What's My District?" button. On the map, a marker will represent your location on each side of the split. The left side represents our current maps. The right side represents the three interim maps and the State Board of Education map. Click and drag the map to see how the districts have changed.

The data to the right of the map will show your old district as of the current maps in one column and your district according to the new maps in the other column, along with the TWI* score of both. Red numbers indicate Republican districts; blue numbers indicate Democratic districts.

* What is TWI? - Again, we have used the Texas Weekly Index (TWI) to represent the partisan inclination of voters in that district, based on results in the 2008 and 2010 elections. The number is the difference between average Republican and Democratic statewide candidates in each district over the last two elections: A TWI of 17.1 - the state average - means the average Republican candidate beat the average Democrat by that many percentage points in those elections. This number can be quickly found by clicking on a district. On the map, districts shaded red are Republican districts; districts shaded blue are Democratic districts.

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Texas House

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Texas Senate

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U.S. Congress

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State Board of Education

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