Harris County Commissioners Court’s revised redistricting map as of Aug. 31. (Screenshot courtesy Harris County Commissioners Court)
The redistricting process takes place as often as every 10 years and ensures each county precinct’s population is as equal as possible. Officials said the target population size for each precinct will be 1.18 million residents as the maps are redrawn.
In addition to population size, other factors considered throughout the process include language, culture, political affiliation and natural boundaries between communities, such as highways and bodies of water.