Redistricting News

  • Randy Krehbiel
  • Apr 22, 2021 Updated Apr 22, 2021

The Tulsa area will lose one state House and one state Senate district to the Oklahoma City metro under preliminary redistricting plans released Wednesday.

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  • By Kim McConnell kim.mcconnell@swoknews.com
  • Apr 22, 2021

While most cities in Oklahoma want a single senator to represent them at the State Capitol, Lawton residents want to retain the two state senators they have and that is reflected in new maps, officials said Wednesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate leaders on Wednesday made public the new district maps and the chair of the redistricting committee says the open and transparent process this time produced better maps.

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Carmen Forman, Oklahoman

The Oklahoma City metro area is poised to gain representation in the statehouse for the next decade. 

Proposed redistricting maps for Oklahoma's 149 legislative districts that GOP state lawmakers unveiled Wednesday show the Oklahoma City metro area gaining one Senate seat and one House seat.

The gains are reflective of population shifts that show rural areas losing population and population growth in the Oklahoma City area outpacing growth in Tulsa. 

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By Tres Savage -

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

 

After months of public meetings and consideration, the House and Senate revealed their proposals for new Oklahoma legislative districts today, with those involved in the process saying that community feedback significantly affected the results.

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by: Hicham Raache

Posted: Apr 21, 2021 / 03:31 PM CDT / Updated: Apr 21, 2021 / 03:31 PM CDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma Senate leaders unveiled new district maps that are part of a redistricting bill on Wednesday.

Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle and chair of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, said the proposed maps benefited from an open and transparent process.

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Barbara Hoberock

Mar 26, 2021 

OKLAHOMA CITY — Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat on Thursday said lawmakers will have to return this fall in special session to complete redistricting.

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Sen. Dave Rader

Mar 9, 2021 Updated 12 hrs ago

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The Oklahoma Constitution requires redistricting to be concluded by the end of the state legislative session following the receipt of census data from the federal government.

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Feb 28, 2021

Oklahoma House and Senate redistricting committees will hold a virtual town hall meeting Monday, after holding an organizational meeting last week.

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by: Hicham Raache

Posted: Feb 25, 2021 / 09:40 PM CST / Updated: Feb 25, 2021 / 09:40 PM CST

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – State Senate and House committees adopted redistricting rules and guidelines, as well as parameters for public map submissions.

The Senate Select Committee on Redistricting and the House State and Federal Redistricting Committee adopted the rules, guidelines and parameters on Thursday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Select Committee on Redistricting and the House State and Federal Redistricting Committee met Thursday at the Oklahoma Capitol and adopted redistricting rules and guidelines as well as the parameters for public map submissions.

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Published in The Oklahoman: Sun, February 21, 2021 1:06 AM Updated: Sun, February 21, 2021 1:31 AM

By Sen Lonnie Paxton

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By Carmen Forman

One of the most important issues Oklahoma lawmakers face this year is redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative districts for the next decade.

But it’s likely the redistricting process won’t be complete during the regular legislative session that runs from February through May.

Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, predicted it could take months for Oklahoma to receive complete U.S. Census data that will be used to draw districts.

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by: Hicham Raache

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A Senate and House Redistricting Committees joint meeting will be held Wednesday and will be live streamed.

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By Owasso Reporter Editor Art Haddaway

A town hall meeting on redistricting was held at Tulsa Tech’s Owasso campus on Thursday.

Every 10 years, following completion of the U.S. Census, the constitution requires lawmakers to redraw boundary lines for legislative and congressional districts using data from the 2020 U.S. Census.

Several area citizens attended the session, both in-person and online, to hear the proposed changes. Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, and Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, were both on hand as well.

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Mike Seals - January 13, 2021 9:23 am

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Tuesday, January 12th 2021, 12:29 PM CST

By Mackailyn Johnson


DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) -- Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, states have to redraw their legislative districts to reflect population trends.

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Virtual Redistricting Meetings Scheduled

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the State Senate redistricting offices have scheduled two virtual town hall meetings on the legislative redistricting process to answer questions and take comments from the public in real time.

The virtual meetings are scheduled for: 6 p.m., Monday, Dec 21, and 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate and Oklahoma House of Representatives have planned a bipartisan, bicameral virtual demonstration of the redistricting software, Maptitude for Redistricting by Caliper, that both chambers will use to redraw new legislative and congressional distri

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