After months of deliberation, a panel of five Minnesota judges has finalized the state’s new legislative map.
It marks the end of the state’s redistricting process.
Now individual counties and cities will use the judges’ map to draw their own lines.
The judges’ panel took on the task of submitting a new map after a divided state legislature failed to agree on a proposed map.
With each U.S. census, which is done every 10 years, individual states are responsible for using updated population data to redraw districts.
In Minnesota, judges divided the state into eight congressional districts.
The map also determines the boundaries for 67 state Senate districts, each divided into two state House districts.
The political power held by people of color could also change with the new boundaries.