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Community Mapping Drive

Organized by People Not Politicians in OK

This organization has partnered with Representable to allow people to draw communities of interest and share information about the interests and needs in those communities.

Making this information available encourages mapmakers to take these communities into account during redistricting, in order to avoid gerrymandering and the “packing and cracking” of marginalized groups.

In 2021, voting district lines across the country will be redrawn to determine who represents the people of your state.

In Oklahoma, districts are drawn by the state Legislature by ordinary statute, and are subject to the governor's veto. If the Legislature fails to pass a plan, a seven-member backup commission assumes redistricting authority.

Representable will help you tell mapmakers about your community interests and boundaries, so that they can fairly consider it when they draw new voting district lines.

In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, Oklahoma’s state constitution requires that state Senate districts: 

  • be compact
  • be contiguous
  • preserve political subdivisions
  • preserve communities of interest

In 2011, the redistricting committee adopted guidelines with these same criteria for state House and congressional districts.

Communities of Interest in Oklahoma

In the redistricting process, your state requires the consideration of communities of interest (COIs). A community of interest is a long-standing population that shares social, cultural, ethnic, and economic similarities. Communities do not necessarily share the same political viewpoints or support for certain candidates or political parties. Add your community to contribute your voice to the redistricting process.