House Redistricting Process

The Oklahoma Legislature is tasked with redistricting by the state and federal constitutions following the federal decennial census. Due to population shifts within the state, this once-every-decade task is necessary to ensure equal representation will exist for equal numbers of people.

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has established the House Redistricting Office to support the redistricting process. At the direction of the House Redistricting Committee and its eight regional subcommittees, the nonpartisan staff of the House Redistricting Office will assist legislators in the drawing of new district boundaries for 101 new state House districts. All 101 House members serve on a regional subcommittee.

The House will also submit proposed plans to redistrict the state’s congressional districts based on the number of congressional seats allocated to Oklahoma through the federal reapportionment process. Oklahoma currently has five congressional districts and is predicted to retain five seats.

If successful, these new district boundaries will be used to conduct state congressional and legislative elections beginning in 2022 through 2030.

The redistricting process in the House is guided by the Rules and Guidelines adopted by the House Redistricting Committee, which will be considered and voted on by the committee at the start of the 2021 regular session. To review past Guidelines, see the Legal Summary section of the website.

*Note: This summary outlines the redistricting process followed by the Oklahoma House.
The Oklahoma Senate may have different procedures and policies as it relates to redistricting.

Public Meetings

The Oklahoma House of Representatives believe the citizenry should have a voice in the redistricting process. Throughout December 2020 and January 2021, the House Redistricting Committee and its subcommittees will be holding a series of town halls throughout the state to encourage public input in the redistricting process. In collaboration with the Oklahoma Senate, there are over 18 unique opportunities for citizens to attend a town hall. To find a meeting near you, please refer to this interactive map of public meeting locations. More details on House town hall locations can be found here.

The meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend, but are not the only chance for public comment. All 101 House members serve on a regional subcommittee based on county boundaries. As such, all Oklahomans are encouraged to contact their state representative or contact the House Redistricting Office through this contact page to provide feedback on communities of interest, local preferences and other thoughts on the redistricting process. Feedback and comments submitted to the House Redistricting Office will be shared with the House Redistricting Committee. To find your current representative, please use our Find My Representative tool.

If you would like to receive an email when new public or committee meetings are posted, please subscribe to House Redistricting Committee meeting notices here.

Elections Under New Districts

Beginning in calendar year 2022, the State Election Board will conduct elections based on the newly enacted districts.

The 2022 Primary Election, scheduled for June 28, 2022, is the first election to be held using the new district boundaries for state House, Senate and Congressional districts. (Title 26, Section 1-102 of the Oklahoma Statutes)

Note: Any member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives whose district is modified by redistricting may change residence with the intent of becoming qualified to seek reelection in said district in the first election applicable to said district following redistricting without thereby being deemed to have vacated his or her existing office. (Title 14, Section 108 of the Oklahoma Statutes)