North Carolina Redistricting

NC’s possible census domino effect on the election calendar

Mapfigure Consulting’s principal geographer and demographer, Blake Esselstyn, has created a StoryMap to show how COVID-related census delays could end up delaying North Carolina elections in 2021 and even 2022. The central piece of the puzzle is actually local redistricting, something that usually gets much less attention than the statewide map-drawing.

What the timeline for redistricting and elections would typically look like for the year after a census. But COVID-19…

The StoryMap was originally published in late August, but as of the editing of this post, in mid-October, the scenarios it outlined are still very much a possibility.