2012 Interactive House Map
The biennial election for all 435 U.S. House seats will take place on November 6, 2012. The map above outlines the House District boundaries as they will be for voting this November and for the 113th Congress that starts in January, 2013. The redistricting process that has taken place since the 2010 Census results were announced has resulted in the redrawing of many Districts. This has occurred even in states that didn't gain or lose any seats.
Hover your mouse pointer atop any District to see relevant information (see legend below for details). Note that incumbent names are only displayed where a current Member is running. These names are associated with the District they will serve in 2013 if re-elected. There are 4 starting views, described below.
Projected Congress: There are two options here. The difference between the two projected maps is that the 'Margin' one breaks each race into 7 categories; providing a much finer look at the competitive races. Both 'projected' maps are based on race analysis by Sabato's Crystal Ball. Note that for the Party Map version, states are pre-colored blue or red for races where the projected outcome is 'likely' or 'safe'.
Incumbents Running in 2012: Seats where a current House incumbent is running. This may vary, in geographic boundaries and/or District number from where the incumbent is currently serving.
Blank Map: Lets you build a map from 0-0.
Create your Forecast: The map is interactive; enabling you to track the upcoming election as you desire. All the maps rotate between blue/red and undecided, except the 'Margin' map which rotates between all 7 categories. As you modify the map, the party distribution counter will update. If cookies are set, your custom map will be saved for future visits to the site. To reset the map and see the starting views again, click "Reset View".
Navigation: Above the 2012 election map are a number of options to navigate around the map and to make it easier to view Districts that are clustered in a small geographic area. Use the directional arrows to move and the +/- buttons to zoom in or out. There are also 16 preset buttons that will zoom in to a specific metro area or region. For easiest navigation, we suggest clicking one of the preset buttons and then using the directional and zoom buttons to fine tune. Alternately, click any location on the map. This will then serve as the center point on the map for any directional or zoom button activity that immediately follows.
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