New Legislative Districts and Precincts
By law, the Legislature must redraw its district and congressional boundaries to
reflect changes in population every 10 years immediately following the decennial
Census. According to 2010 Census figures, the stateâ€™s population increased by 8.7
percent in the past decade. As a result, the ideal population for each state House
district will be 37,142 citizens, an increase of 2,977 people compared to the last
round of redistricting.
Oklahoma lost one congressional seat in the last reapportionment process, but will
retain its five congressional seats for the 2012 election cycle and the next decade.
According to the most recent figures, the ideal congressional district population
will now be 750,270, an increase of 60,139 per district compared to the last round
Under the Oklahoma Constitution, state legislative redistricting must be completed
by the end of the regular session in May. There is not a deadline for the Legislature
to redraw the congressional district boundaries, but the goal is to complete the
work prior to candidate filing for congressional offices in 2012.