Map Concepts

This page lists the Citizen Redistricting Committee’s proposed concepts for maps of each office being redistricted under the Redistricting Act and the Committee’s Rules of Procedure. See Laws 2021, Chapter 79, Sections 6-8; CRC Rule of Procedure 11(A). The Citizen Redistricting Committee will meet on Thursday, September 16, 2021 to decide which of the following maps to publish for public comment. 

SUBMIT FEEDBACK ON CRC MAP CONCEPTS 

Visit the CRC’s public comment portal and locate the the CRC’s proposed concepts to provide written comments on a map. All CRC proposed map concepts are pinned to the top of the submission section of the public comment portal. 

Modify a Proposed Map Concept:
Follow the Districtr links in the description of each map to modify any map concept using the Districtr map-drawing tool. Save changes as a new map and submit alternate maps through the CRC’s public comment portal as a district plan. Please be sure to note which map concept was used as the base for a modified map. 

If you have questions about the maps or other information on this page, please contact Committee staff at crc@state.nm.us

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS MAP CONCEPTS

Congressional Concept A:

Congressional Concept A

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/43318

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d1#form

Objective:

  • Maintain status quo. Keep Torrance County with Bernalillo County, Placitas, and Bernalillo in CD 1
  • Cibola County in CD 2
  • Isleta in CD 2

Congressional Concept B:

Congressional Concept B

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/43329

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d2#form

Objective:

  • Keep Torrance County with Bernalillo County, Placitas, and Bernalillo in CD 1
  • Cibola County in CD 2
  • Isleta in CD 1

Congressional Concept C:

Congressional Concept C

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/43287

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d3#form 

Objective:

  • Torrance County with Bernalillo County, Placitas, and Bernalillo, Cibola County, and Alamo are in CD 3 with other Native American counties in Northern NM.

Congressional Concept D:

Congressional Concept D

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/43307

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d4#form 

Objective:

  • Albuquerque/Santa Fe district in (CD 1)
  • Most of the core of CD 2 and CD 3 is retained, however much of the Eastside is unified in CD 2.

Congressional Concept E:

Congressional Concept E

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/43888

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d5#form 

Objective:

  • Urban Albuquerque/Rio Rancho (CD 1)
  • CD 2 retains its core in southern NM and includes the unincorporated areas of the South Valley
  • CD 3 retains its core in the north

Congressional Concept F:

Congressional Concept F

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/44183

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d6#form 

Objective:

  • Urban Albuquerque/Rio Rancho district (CD 1)
  • CD 2 and 3 retain their core. Most of Rio Rancho included in this urban district
  • East Mountains, Tohajiilee, and Alamo are with CD 3

Congressional Concept G:

Congressional Concept G

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/44079

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d7#form 

Objective:

  • All 3 congressional districts retain their core; however, the northern district (CD 3) is concentrated in north central and northwestern New Mexico
  • Eastern NM is unified in CD  2

 

Congressional Concept H: (CCP – Peoples Map / El mapa de la gente)

Congressional Concept H (designed by the Center for Civic Policy on behalf of the People’s Power, People’s Maps Coalition)

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/55984?portal 

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/?commentid=p5025#form 

Objective:

  • The impetus behind this map comes from a coalition of community-based organizations throughout the state. We have joined together in an effort to uplift our respective communities through the citizens’ redistricting process. This map concept has been a work in progress, conceived and continuously improved through a process of over 50 community conversations conducted over the past six weeks.
    The common goal of the Coalition is fair representation for our communities. 
  • To read the full description, please view this map’s post on the public comment portal here: https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/submission/p5025 

 

Congressional Concept I: (Acequia Association – Paula Garcia)

Congressional Concept I (designed by Paula Garcia with the New Mexico Acequia Association) Submitted on 9/1/2021

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/41862?portal 

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/?commentid=p4533#form 

Objective:

  • The NMAA recommendation is to retain CD3 as a northern New Mexico district. We propose some adjustments to the district to make it more compact and to consider acequia communities of interest. The current boundaries of CD3 contain the vast majority of New Mexico’s acequias forming a unique cultural and geographic region where acequia communities can mobilize in their interest for common goals. Additionally, many of the natural resource issues and foundations in traditional agriculture give acequias much in common with the many Native American Pueblos in the northern district. NMAA is proposing some adjustments to the boundaries of CD3 in the areas within the Middle Rio Grande Region and northern Guadalupe County. The map adds Bernalillo and Placitas as well as Guadalupe County and it removes Portales. This is a first draft of our recommendations, which will likely be updated after the opportunity to view the committee concept maps as well as the public comment submitted by various individuals and/or groups.
  • To read the full description, please view this map’s post on the public comment portal here:  
  • https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/submission/p4533 

 

Congressional Concept J: (Pueblo Consensus)

Congressional Concept I (designed by the All Pueblo Council of Governors) Submitted by Austin Weahkee on 9/18/2021

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/48380?portal 

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/?commentid=p4817#form 

Objective:

  • The All Pueblo Council of Governors’ Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee and the Native Redistricting Coalition are extremely pleased to submit this map through the Citizen Redistricting Committee (CRC) “Districtr” portal. Together we have led a historic tribal redistricting effort that has resulted in our map submission. This map reflects the culmination of careful and deliberate thinking, strategic meetings, and consultation between the 19 Pueblos — through its Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee — and other New Mexico tribes.
    We are confident this map upholds the principles of redistricting that we outlined at the onset of the redistricting process; chiefly and most self-evident is a tribe’s independent right to self determination. Through the proposed boundary changes, we worked hard to maintain tribal voting power, develop new voting districts with Native American influence, and to bring New Mexico closer to parity after a century of voter disenfranchisement and suppression. This map represents the intended choices and expressed wishes of New Mexico’s 19 Pueblos as well as the Jicarilla Apache Nation. The work to reach consensus among all New Mexico Tribes, Nations, and Pueblos continues.
  • To read the full description, please view this map’s post on the public comment portal here:  https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/submission/p4817 

 

SENATE DISTRICT MAP CONCEPTS

Senate Concept A:

Senate Concept A

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/45415

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/submission/d8 

Objective:

  • Does not split Hobbs, Carlsbad, Artesia, Ruidoso, Lovington, and Alamogordo, and still maintains two majority Hispanic districts in SE NM.
  • Maintains three stronger Native American majority voting age districts, by utilizing Laguna/Acoma and Zuni Pueblos as part of the majority Native American districts. One of the districts is predominantly Pueblo/Jicarilla and two districts are predominately Navajo. SD 30 is used to bolster Native American districts instead of creating a Native American “influence” district.
  • SD 39, that currently sprawls from Mora County to Rio Communities in Valencia County, and down to Ruidoso, is compacted into an Eldorado, Pecos, Placitas district, with a common bond of adjacency to mountains and wilderness areas and concerns for the environment.
  • White Rock is with northern Santa Fe County and Taos. Los Alamos is with the Rio Arriba district. (This is status quo.)
  • Pursuant to public feedback:
  • Edgewood is not split, and it is included in an East Mountain district.
  • Chaparral is not split and is included in a district with Anthony rather than Carlsbad and Alamogordo.
  • More Hispanic neighborhoods (communities of interest) are included in the Roswell and Hobbs minority districts.
  • In Albuquerque, north of I-40, the Rio Grande is used as a hard boundary separating the North Valley from the Westside.
  • The International District is wholly contained in one Senate district.
  • District boundaries in urban areas are straightened and priorities are given to major thoroughfares.

Senate Concept B:

Senate Concept B

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/45117

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/submission/d9 

Objective:

  • Keeps 3 Native American VAP districts over 60% (60.5%, 68.1%, 71.8%).  The shape and boundaries of Native American districts are similar to current boundaries after accounting for significant population losses. Ten years ago the current boundaries were recommended by the Native American Working Group and approved by the courts. The CRC has not received new comprehensive Native American recommendations as of this writing.
  • Maintains a Native American Influence District (SD 30), which includes Zuni, Acoma, Laguna, and Isleta pueblos.
  • Keeps Los Alamos whole in a Santa Fe district (SD 25).
  • As a result of SD 6 losing White Rock, it now includes all of Taos and Colfax counties.
  • Southwest NM—- Hidalgo, Luna, and Silver City are together in SD 28.
  • Southeast NM—keeps two majority Hispanic VAP districts without splitting Carlsbad, Hobbs, Alamogordo, Artesia, Lovington, and Ruidoso (same as Concept A).
  • SD 39 is much more compact—mostly SF County, with a couple of precincts is Sandoval (Pena Blanca and Cochiti Lake) and one in Torrance (Moriarty).
  • Edgewood is not split, and it is included in an East Mountain district.
  • Chaparral is not split and is included in a district with Anthony rather than Carlsbad and Alamogordo.
  • More Hispanic neighborhoods (communities of interest) are included in the Roswell and Hobbs minority districts.
  • In Albuquerque, north of I-40, the Rio Grande is used as a hard boundary separating the North Valley from the Westside.
  • The International District is wholly contained in one Senate district.
  • District boundaries in urban areas are straightened and priorities are given to major thoroughfares.

Senate Concept C:

Senate Concept C

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/45412

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d10#form 

Objective:

  • Chaparral/Anthony district does not include Sunland Park, and Chaparral is not split. Sunland Park district goes into Las Cruces.
  • Los Alamos County split (status quo) with Los Alamos with Rio Arriba (SD 5) and White Rock with Northern Santa Fe County in Taos District (SD 6).
  • This Los Alamos split allows SD 7 and SD 8 (NE NM) to maintain a more status quo orientation, as compared to Concept B. 
  • Eddy County has a district that stays within the county’s boundaries.
  • Maintains two majority Hispanic districts: Hobbs-based (55.4%) and Roswell-based (60.7%).  Artesia and Hobbs are split.  Carlsbad is whole.
  • Two Westside Albuquerque districts take on a north/south configuration.

Senate Concept D: (CCP: Senate- Chaparral and Sunland Park)

Senate Concept D (CCP: Senate- Chaparral and Sunland Park) Submitted 10/4/2021

This map was created by the Center for Civic Policy.

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/58332?portal 

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/?commentid=p5100#form 

Objective:

  • This map comes in response to extensive input from community members in meetings held in Chaparral and Las Cruces. A strong consensus emerged from these community conversations. This map reflects this consensus by accomplishing the following objectives:
  • Chaparral is consolidated into one district – SD31.
  • Sunland Park is split between two districts – SD31 and SD38. To view the full description for this map, please visit the post in the public comment portal: https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/submission/p5100

Senate Concept E: (Bill Lee Gallup McKinley County)

Senate Concept E (Bill Lee Gallup McKinley County) Submitted 9/9/2021

To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

https://districtr.org/plan/43995?portal 

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/?commentid=p4604#form 

Objective:

  • This plan reduces jerrymandering provides balance that reflects population and addresses need for Native American representation which has been mandated by the courts over the past several redistricting sessions.
  • https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/submission/p4604 

Senate Concept F: (Leonard Gorman, NNHRC)

Senate Concept F (Leonard Gorman – NNHRC) Submitted 10/12/2021

To view the full-detail map, click the link below. Note that this map is not available in Districtr. 

https://www.nmredistricting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Navajo-Final-Plan-New-Mexico-Senate.pdf 

Submit a written comment:

https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/#submit 

    Senate Concept G: (Navajo, Pueblo, & Apache Consensus Map)

    Senate Concept G (Leonard Gorman – NNHRC) Submitted 10/12/2021

    To view the full-detail map, click the link below. Note that this map is not available in Districtr. 

    https://www.nmredistricting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/NN-APCG-NM-Senate-consensus-map.pdf 

    Submit a written comment:

    https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/#submit 

      House District Map Concepts

      House Concept A:

      House Concept A

      To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

      https://districtr.org/plan/45411

      Submit a written comment:

      https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d11#form 

      Objective:

      • HD 40 and HD 70 combined within a Mora/San Miguel district without crossing over into the west side of the Sangre de Christos, as requested in public meetings. A new seat emerges in Rio Rancho.
      • Throughout the rest of the state, status quo flavor with fixes to account for population shifts in the current map and other improvements.
      • HD 23 more compact Westside district.
      • Silver City is no longer split and is not combined with parts of Las Cruces or T or C.
      • International district in Albuquerque is not split. ABQ Heights are more compact.
      • Maintains the Rio Grande as a hard boundary north of I-40.
      • Edgewood is not split, and it is included in an East Mountain district.
      • Las Cruces is more compact.
      • Chaparral is not split.
      • 2 districts wholly contained in Eddy County.
      • More Hispanic neighborhoods (communities of interest) are included in the Roswell and Hobbs minority districts.
      •  Northwest NM maintains 6 Native American VAP districts, although HD 65 Native American VAP drops below 60% (79%, 79%, 66%, 63%, 60%, and 52%).

      House Concept B:

      House Concept B

      To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

      https://districtr.org/plan/45431

      Submit a written comment:

      https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d12#form

      Objective:

      • Drawn without consideration of the current district boundaries.
      • 6 Native American districts with same statistics as Concept A.
      • Rio Rancho and Corrales have enough population for 4 districts exactly.
      • International district in Albuquerque is not split.
      • Maintains the Rio Grande as a hard boundary north of I-40.
      • Different alignment of North Central districts.
      • East Mountains, Edgewood and Moriarty are in one district.
      • Lincoln County is entirely within one district.
      • 2 districts wholly contained within Eddy County.
      • Sierra County is not combined with parts of Doña Ana County.
      • Luna and Sierra districts do not go into Doña Ana County.
      • Chaparral is not split and is included in a district with Anthony.
      • More Hispanic neighborhoods (communities of interest) are included in the Roswell and Hobbs minority districts.

      House Concept C:

      House Concept C

      To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

      https://districtr.org/plan/45683

      Submit a written comment:

      https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d13#form

      Objective:

      • Move a district form the ABQ Heights to the Westside.
      • Different alignment of Native American districts.
      • Specifics:
      • HD 24 moves from Albuquerque’s mid-heights and emerges in Rio Rancho.
      • Maintains the Rio Grande as a hard boundary north of I-40.
      • A district shifts entirely into Doña Ana County that used to be only partially in the county.
      • Different alignment of North Central districts.
      • 5 strong Native American seats (80.4%, 68.7%, 64.9%, 66.0%, 62.0%) and one at 56.8%.
      • Chaparral is not split and is included in a district with Anthony.
      • More Hispanic neighborhoods (communities of interest) are included in the Roswell and Hobbs minority districts.

      House Concept D:

      House Concept D

      To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

      https://districtr.org/plan/46173

      Submit a written comment:

      https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d14#form

      Objective:

      • Status quo oriented plan with fixes to account for population shifts in the current map and other improvements.
      • Creates 5 strong Native American districts (63.7% or higher) and one Native American influence district centered around the 7 Sandoval County Pueblos.
      • HD 40 and HD 70 are maintained with HD 40 continuing to cross over the Sangre de Christos into Rio Arriba County.
      • Westside Albuquerque districts move northward to absorb the excess population.
      • Maintains the Rio Grande as a hard boundary north of I-40.
      • Keeps Edgewood together.
      • Silver City unified into one district.
      • Chaparral is not split and is included in a district with Anthony.
      • More Hispanic neighborhoods (communities of interest) are included in the Roswell and Hobbs minority districts.

      House Concept E, Revised (Center for Civic Policy) 9/27/2021:

      House Concept E, Revised by (Center for Civic Policy) Submitted 9/27/2021

      To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

      https://districtr.org/plan/54132?portal 

      Submit a written comment:

      https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/?commentid=4968#form

      Objective:

      House Concept F (Megan Richardson):

      House Concept F, (Designed by Megan Richardson) Submitted 10/5/2021

      To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

      https://districtr.org/plan/58944?portal 

      Submit a written comment:

      https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/?commentid=p5141#form 

      Objective:

      • This State House Map takes much of its inspiration from the Citizen Redistricting Committee approved Draft Concept Map D, which aims to keep communities of interest together, minimize population deviation, and provide continuity and familiarity for voters. This map proposal features 32 Hispanic Majority Districts, 46 Hispanic > 40% Districts and 10 Hispanic Voting Age Population Majority Districts. Similarly, this map contains 5 Native American Majority Districts, all of which are >40% by VAP.

This State House Map improves on the quality and  fairness of Map Concept D by consolidating the voice of rural New Mexicans across the state. Furthermore, this proposal ensures equal representation by maintaining a maximum population deviation below 5%. This 5% threshold has been set by the Commission as the hallmark of a serious map, worthy of  consideration by the Commission and the State Legislature. 
      • View submission in the CRC’s public comment portal for detailed description and commentary on this submission: https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/submission/p5141 

      House Concept G (Leonard Gorman – NNHRC):

      House Concept G (Leonard Gorman – NNHRC) Submitted 10/12/2021

      To view the full-detail map, click the link below. Note that this map is not available in Districtr. 

      https://www.nmredistricting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Navajo-Final-Map-New-Mexico-House.pdf 

      Submit a written comment:

      https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/#submit 

        House Concept H (Bill Lee):

        House Concept H, (Designed by Bill Lee on behalf of the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce) Submitted on: 9/2/2021

        To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

        https://districtr.org/plan/41979?portal 

        Submit a written comment:

        https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/?commentid=p4543#form 

        Objective:

        • The Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce presents a plan that is equitable & balanced by not just population but, covers the 6 districts with at least 61.9% Native Voting Age Population, which previous court rulings have mandated.
        • View submission in the CRC’s public comment portal for detailed description and commentary on this submission: https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/submission/p4543 

        Public Education Commission District Map Concepts

        PEC Concept A:

        PEC Concept A

        To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

        https://districtr.org/plan/45565

        Submit a written comment:

        https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d15#form

        Objective:

        • Status quo plan that maintains the core of existing PEC districts and adjusts the district boundaries to account for population shifts.

        PEC Concept B:

        PEC Concept B

        To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

        https://districtr.org/plan/45568

        Submit a written comment:

        https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d16#form

        Objective:

        • Eastern NM is configured into a NE and a SE district, rather than districts that take on a north/south configuration

        PEC Concept C:

        PEC Concept C

        To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

        https://districtr.org/plan/45578

        Submit a written comment:

        https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/plans?commentid=d17#form

        Objective:

        • Keeps Westside of Albuquerque wholly contained in one district. The South Valley (east of Coors Blvd.) is included with the North Valley and the International District.
        • South of I-25 in Santa Fe County (including Eldorado) is included in a Los Alamos/East Mountains/Sandoval County district instead of a North Central NM district.

        PEC Concept D, (M. Skowran) Submitted: 9/27/2021

        PEC Concept D, (M. Skowran) Revised and submitted: 9/27/2021

        To view the full-detail map or submit modifications, click the Distictr link below:

        https://districtr.org/plan/54900?portal 

        Submit a written comment:

        https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/?commentid=4983#form 

        Objective:

        • This plan fixes the unassigned population in my earlier PEC plan. County splits are reduced from the 2011 plan. This plan also makes more-logical splits of Bernalillo County. The maximum deviation is only 1 percent.

        PEC Concept E (Leonard Gorman – NNHRC):

        PEC Concept E (Leonard Gorman – NNHRC) Submitted 10/12/2021

        To view the full-detail map, click the link below. Note that this map is not available in Districtr. 

        https://www.nmredistricting.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Navajo-Nation-map-NM-PEC.pdf 

        Submit a written comment:

        https://portal.newmexico-mapping.org/#submit