State Sen. Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, is inviting citizens from across District 2 to attend the Senate redistricting meeting in Pryor on Thursday, Dec. 17.
State legislative and congressional redistricting takes place every 10 years following the conclusion of the U.S. Census to redraw district boundaries based on the state’s current population. The Senate and House of Representatives is working together to host a series of public town hall meetings across the state so all Oklahomans have the opportunity to participate in the redistricting process.
“The redistricting meeting in Pryor is an opportunity for all citizens to learn more about the process, ask questions and provide input regarding how they believe legislative and congressional lines should be drawn,” Quinn said. “The Senate is seeking to conduct this process in a transparent and bipartisan manner. We know we’ll achieve the best results by working together with all Oklahomans, so I’d really encourage everyone to come join us and make your voice heard.”
The meeting will be held at the Northeast Technology Center in Pryor, 6195 W. Highway 20 at 6 p.m. It will also be livestreamed at www.oksenate.gov for those unable to attend the meeting in person. The public can also submit redistricting comments and questions via email to email@example.com.
“Redistricting is ultimately for the benefit of Oklahoma residents so that each legislative or congressional district has roughly the same number of constituents, and all have a voice at the state Capitol and in the U.S. Congress,” said Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola. “It’s imperative that lawmakers – whether from the Senate or the House – hear questions and concerns from members of the public as we approach this constitutional duty.”