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Sat May 21, 2011
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin signs House, Senate redistricting bills
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has signed redistricting legislation that redraws election districts for the Oklahoma House and Senate.
Fallin signed the measures on Friday, when the 2011 Oklahoma Legislature recessed. The measures were passed previously by the House and Senate.
The measures redistrict the House's 101 seats and the Senate's 48 seats to bring them in line with population data from the 2010 Census. The census placed Oklahoma's population at 3.75 million, 300,000 more than the 2000 Census.
Based on the new population data, each of the 101 state House districts should have a population of 37,142 people. Each of the 48 Senate districts should have an ideal population of 78,153 people.
A redistricting plan for Oklahoma's five congressional seats was previously signed into law by Fallin.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.