OKLAHOMA CITY — The state Senate Committee on Redistricting — the panel tasked with redrawing district boundaries utilizing the latest U.S. Census data — has scheduled a public hearing in Ardmore later this month.


OKLAHOMA CITY — The state Senate Committee on Redistricting — the panel tasked with redrawing district boundaries utilizing the latest U.S. Census data — has scheduled a public hearing in Ardmore later this month.

 

The hearing will be at 3 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, Seminar B, 2610 Sam Noble Parkway. The Ardmore session is one of six scheduled across the state. Senators Clark Jolley and Bryce Marlatt are committee co-chairs.

 

“The work of this committee will impact the citizens of our state for the next ten years,” Jolley, R-Edmond, said.

“We want the public to have confidence in this process by making it open, transparent and ensuring the opportunity for public input.”

 

“The purpose of redistricting is to make sure each of our districts includes approximately the same number of citizens — how those district lines are redrawn is directly impacted by population changes that have taken place since the 2000 U.S. Census,” Marlatt, R-Woodward, said.