Fair districts must:

  • Adhere to all Constitution and Voting Rights Act requirements.
  • Compose districts that are equal in population as much as is possible.
  • Ensure common communities are kept intact.
  • Encourage geographical compactness.
  • Not be drawn with partisan motivations for the purpose of favoring or discriminating against a political party or candidate.


Our redistricting reform would:

  • Create an independent commission made up of citizens with autonomy over the redistricting process.
  • Prohibit government officials, lobbyists, and their families from serving on the Commission.
  • Establish criteria for fair geographic representation on the Commission. 
  • Guarantee citizen’s rights to attend meetings, submit maps, documents, and testimonies during the redistricting process for the Commission to consider.
  • Provide for clear criteria and standards to judge them by in the production of fair maps.
  • Allow all Political Parties with ballot access, as determined by the Oklahoma Secretary of State, to have equal representation on the Commission.
  • Require consensus from a majority of each Party represented on the Commission for the plan to pass. 
  • Create a backup mechanism should the Commission fail to come to a consensus in a timely manner.
  • Limit the Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction to remedy only the specific violation alleged by members of the Commission or Citizens.