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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.

Resources:

Briefing Book Articles:

Redistricting Information


Presented Plans 2022

Visit the Presented Plans page to see proposed Redistricting plans.

 

 

Public Map Submissions Instructions:

  • Members of the public and organizations who would like to submit redistricting map plans to the Legislature must complete a Submission Form for each plan submitted.
  • Submissions must be sponsored by a current member of the Kansas Legislature, and such information must accompany each submission. Sponsors must either sign the form, or must contact KLRD by email to acknowledge sponsorship. Maps will not be processed until sponsorship information is provided.
  • All map submissions must follow the requirements of the 2022 Technical Committee Rules. Please see below for additional clarifications.
    • The Technical Rules specify racial data for 5 races is needed. However, only a total population for each piece of geography is needed.
    • Some software and websites may generate a block equivalency file without quotation marks, for example: 200019501000101, 008. Quotation marks are not needed as long as the BlockID and DISTRICT information is complete.
    • Plans do not need to be both comma delimited (CSV) and fixed length ASCII, as long as the underlying file is in CSV format.
 

 

New yellow graphic   Maps and Tables Showing Population Change by:

 

New yellow graphic 2020 Census Population Change Maps

 

 

2021 Legislative Listening Tour

Past Meetings in November 2021:
November 2021 House and Senate Redistricting Committees and Town Hall Meetings

Past Meetings in August 2021:
August 2021 House and Senate Redistricting Committees and Town Hall Meetings

 

 

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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General Information:

Population/Census Data:

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