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Mapping Massachusetts Congressional Districts – Map 3 of 4

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2011 Congressional Districts, Chapter 177 of the Acts of 2011 (Boston: Secretary of the Commonwealth, William F. Galvin, 2012).
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2011 Congressional Districts, Chapter 177 of the Acts of 2011 (Boston: Secretary of the Commonwealth, William F. Galvin, 2012).
As a result of the 2010 census, Massachusetts lost one of its electoral votes and was forced to eliminate a Congressional district for the first time since 1980. The resulting redistricting led to this new map. The state has long had non-contiguous districts, a process which has sought to balance geographic proximity with the rights of minority voters. The new districts are more geographically compact, although vestiges of odd formations persist, particularly in the 4th and 8th districts. All current Congressional representatives found their incumbency challenged to some extent in this new landscape.

 

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