Oklahoma Farm Bureau encourages its members to attend one of the Oklahoma Legislature’s redistricting town hall meetings to be held across the state in the coming weeks.
Every 10 years, the state Legislature is constitutionally required to redraw legislative and congressional district boundaries using the latest U.S. Census data.
Farm Bureau members, who worked diligently over the past year to promote census participation in rural areas across the state, now have the opportunity to share their perspectives on the redrawing of legislative and congressional district lines.
“The redistricting process only happens every 10 years, which means it’s important that rural perspectives be represented,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “These redistricting town halls hosted by the state Legislature are an excellent opportunity for Farm Bureau members to make their voices and concerns heard as lawmakers begin to redraw legislative and congressional district lines.”
At each meeting, presenters will give an overview of the legislative redistricting process and cover redistricting principles. The public will have the chance to comment on the redistricting of legislative districts and congressional districts.
Both chambers of the state Legislature will host their own series of public meetings, but will collaborate to share input from constituents across the state.
Sen. Lonnie Paxton of Tuttle serves as chair of the Oklahoma Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, while Rep. Ryan Martinez of Edmond will lead the House Redistricting Committee.
Redistricting town halls will be livestreamed as facility abilities allow, archived and posted online. To watch the state Senate redistricting town halls, click here. To watch the state House redistricting town halls, click here.
Each town hall will follow the pandemic protection protocols of the facility hosting the meeting. Below, find the locations and dates for the town hall meetings.
Redistricting comments can be sent to the Senate at firstname.lastname@example.org and to the House at email@example.com.
Oklahoma Senate Redistricting Town Hall Meetings
Dec. 8 • 6 p.m.
Pontotoc Technology Center – Seminar Center
Dec. 10 • 6 p.m.
Grady County Fairgrounds – Community Building
Jan. 19 • 6 p.m.
Frisco Conference Center
Jan. 12 • 6 p.m.
Durant High School – Auditorium
Jan. 21 • 6 p.m.
Autry Technology Center – Lectorium
Jan. 6 • 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State Capitol – Room 535
Jan. 28 • 6 p.m.
Tulsa Technology Center – Sycamore Room
Jan. 14 • 6 p.m.
The Summit Conference Center
Dec. 17 • 6 p.m.
Oklahoma House Redistricting Town Hall Meetings
Jan. 12 • 6 p.m.
Southern Technology Center
Jan. 6 • 5:30 p.m.
Route 66 Interpretive Center
Jan. 5 • 6:30 p.m.
Bill Coben Community Center
Jan. 11 • 7 p.m.
Comanche County Farm Bureau
Dec. 16 • 6:30 p.m.
J.I. Stipe Center
Dec. 9 • 5:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State Capitol – Room 206
Jan. 7 • 7 p.m.
Northeastern State University – Webb Auditorium
Dec. 10 • 7 p.m.
Tulsa Technology Center – Riverside Campus Auditorium
Jan. 13 • 6 p.m.
High Plains Technology Center