The Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) is the repository of Reapportionment and Redistricting maps and data products. MDP is Maryland's designated State Agency coordinator for the Census Redistricting Data Program with the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
The redistricting process began with the Census count in spring of 2010 and then the delivery of the population data in May 2011. After holding public hearings, receiving 3rd party plans and a review and analysis of proposed plans, the Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee delivered proposed Congressional and Legislative plans to Governor Martin O’Malley. The Governor then submitted his plans to the Maryland General Assembly as bills for passage into law . The new districts were adopted by the General Assembly and Governor O’Malley in time for the Congressional primary of 2012 and the State Legislative Election of 2014.