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Election District Commission

As required by City Charter, every ten years a City of Tulsa Election District Commission is formed consisting of five members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Based upon the latest data from the Federal Decennial Census, the Commission is charged with adjusting the boundaries of the City's nine City Council Districts so that they are as nearly equal in population as possible.


Amended Schedule for 2021 City of Tulsa Election District Commission

Calendar of Relevant Dates (these dates could change if circumstances require it)

July 1, 2021

Appointment of members of City of Tulsa Election District Commission (City Charter)

July 9, 2021

Organizational Meeting of Election District Commission

July 30, 2021

Approval of communication with City Council members and community organizations regarding redistricting process and solicitation of comments

August 12, 2021

The U.S. Census Bureau released 2020 Census Redistricting Data on its public FTP site.

September 16, 2021

The U.S. Census Bureau released the same data in easier-to-use formats.

August 20 or 27, 2021

Review of 2020 census data by Council District

 

Letters sent to Mayor, Council members and community organizations

September 17, 2021

Review of comments and recommendations received from Mayor, Council members and community organizations

 

Presentation of alternative Council District plans

October 1, 2021

Election District Commission selects plans for public review

 

Approve schedule for public meetings/hearings in geographic quadrants of the city

October 12-18, 2021

Public meetings in geographic quadrants of the city (October 12, 13, 14, and 18) at regional libraries (approved on July 30, 2021)

October 22, 2021

Review input from public meetings and identify preferred plan elements

November 5, 2021

Election District Commission selects preferred City Council District Plan

 

Set Public Hearing date, time and place

November 15, 2021

Special legislative session for Oklahoma state lawmakers to draw congressional boundaries and amend state legislative boundaries if needed.

November 19, 2021

Public Hearing on proposed Election District Plan

November 30, 2021

Deadline for County Commissions to redraw district boundaries (State Statute)

December 10, 2021

Election District Commission approval of 2021 Election

December 15, 2021

County Election Board deadline to adopt precinct boundaries to conform to new congressional, legislative, and county commission district boundaries (State Election Board Regulations)

December 20, 2021

Filing of 2011 Election District plan with the Tulsa County Election Board and the City Clerk

December 31, 2021

Deadline for Election District Commission plan to be filed with the City Clerk

January 20, 2021

Expiration of 30-day legal challenge period for Election District Plan

June 13, 2022

First day of filing for Tulsa City Council Elections (City Charter)

August 9, 2022

City of Tulsa General Election (City Charter)