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Redistricting

Redistricting, or reapportionment, is the process by which state legislatures redraw political boundaries every 10 years following the decennial U.S. Census. The United States Constitution and federal statutes require a federal census to be conducted every ten years, and also require that Congressional districts reapportioned based on that census data. The United States Constitution, the Kansas Constitution, and federal and state law require that the federal congressional districts be reapportioned every decade based on the data from the federal census. Kansas constitutional and state law also requires the reapportionment of the state senate districts, the state house of representative districts, and the school board districts in the state based on the census information.

According to the state constitution, redistricting is to be completed in the second year after the federal census.

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Redistricting Information


New yellow graphic   Maps and Tables Showing Population Change by:

 

New yellow graphic 2020 Census Population Change Maps

 
 

2021 Legislative Listening Tour

Visit this page for information on Town Hall Meetings and submitting public comment:
2021 House and Senate Redistricting Committees and Town Hall Meetings

The House Committee on Redistricting and the Senate Committee on Redistricting jointly held a listening tour consisting of 14 town hall meetings across the state during the week of August 9, 2021, to receive public comments concerning the redistricting process, which takes place every decade in accordance with the U.S. Census.

Written Testimony:

The deadlines for submission of testimony prior to the date of the redistricting listening tour meetings have been waived by both the House and Senate Redistricting Committees. This will allow written testimony to be accepted any time prior to the beginning of the 2022 session. Submission of testimony must include your name, your affiliated organization (if any), your contact information, and the date submitted. Testimony may be provided in .pdf format to the email address, or mailed to the office address, listed below. Please remember that information provided to the committees becomes a public record and will be published on the Legislature's website under the House and Senate Redistricting Committee's Minutes tab. You will be able to find the new testimony not included in previous meetings at the following links:

Contact KLRD staff to submit testimony or to find out more information:

  • Redistricting Email: redistricting@klrd.ks.gov
  • KLRD main telephone number: 785-296-3181. The reception staff will connect you with a team member.
  • Office location: Room 68-West, Statehouse, 300 SW Tenth Avenue, Topeka, 66612

View Listening Tour testimony, agendas, and minutes here:

House

Senate

Monday, August 9 Monday, August 9
Tuesday, August 10 Tuesday, August 10
Wednesday, August 11 Wednesday, August 11
Thursday, August 12 Thursday, August 12
Friday, August 13 Friday, August 13



Kansas Legislative District Profiles

The following maps, demographic tables and profiles are for Kansas House and Senate districts enacted by the 2012 Legislature. The population information was derived from the 2010 US Census of Population and Housing. The same information is available for Kansas' 10 State Board of Education and four Congressional districts.

House | Senate | Board of Education | Congressional

Using this page: Links above are to information about Kansas elected officials and the districts they represent.

•        Each member's name is a link to an HTML page on which is located the member's picture contact information both in the district and in Topeka and committees on which the member serves.

•        The "Map" link takes you to a single page, black and white PDF map of the district. Each map is at a different scale and the amount of detail depends on the geographic extent of the district.

•        The "Profile" link takes you to a single page PDF summary of district characteristics including population and household information.















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Kansas Legislative Research Department - Room 68-W State Capitol Building, 300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1504 -- Phone (785) 296-3181 -- kslegres@klrd.ks.gov