After every decennial census, states and local jurisdictions must go through a process known as redistricting: redrawing the boundaries for representation. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

After every decennial census, states and local jurisdictions must go through a process known as redistricting: redrawing the boundaries for representation. Redistricting is triggered by the 2020 U.S. Census, which is to be reported to states by April 1, said Jeff Archer, executive director of the Texas Legislative Council—a nonpartisan agency lending support to the Legislature—so that legislators can vote to approve new maps for state house and senate districts by the end of the legislative session May 31.

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