November 6, 2020
By News Director Jared Atha
The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate announced dates for a series of redistricting town hall meetings to be held across the state in the coming weeks.
One of those meetings will be held in western Oklahoma.
At each meeting, presenters will give an overview of the legislative redistricting process and cover redistricting principles. Also at each meeting, the public will have the chance to comment on the redistricting of legislative districts and congressional districts. Additionally, the collaboration means the public at each meeting can share their input on House and Senate redistricting regardless of which chamber is officially hosting and leading the event.
18 meetings, nine each for both the House and Senate, are planned to take place all throughout the state between December 8 and January 28. An Oklahoma Senate redistricting town hall meeting will take place at the Frisco Conference Center in Clinton on January 19 at 6 p.m.
Redistricting town halls will be live streamed as facility abilities allow, archived and posted online. Each town hall will follow the pandemic protection protocols of the facility hosting the meeting.
Every 10 years, the Legislature is constitutionally required to redraw legislative and congressional district boundaries using the latest U.S. Census data.