Gov. Stitt Calls Special Session To Address Redistricting Issues


Friday, September 24th 2021, 3:49 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Gov. Kevin Stitt has called for a special session in order to address redistricting issues, the governor’s office said in a media release Tuesday.

According to the news release, the session will be to focus on the following:

  1. To redistrict Oklahoma’s congressional districts in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  2. To update and redistrict, as necessary, Oklahoma state legislative districts in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  3. To amend statutory candidacy and redistricting deadlines, including but not limited to amending candidacy and residency deadlines, as made necessary by the U.S. Census Bureau’s failure to meet the deadline for production of decennial census data set forth in 13 U.S.C § 141(C).

 Stitt has requested for the 58th Oklahoma Legislature to reconvene on Nov. 15.