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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.

Redistricting Information

2012 Enacted District Court plans

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.


Briefing Book Articles:

census form

Staff Contacts

Other Resources

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