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Redistricting in Alabama

Redistricting happens every 10 years right after the Census and it’s the process of redrawing district lines to determine who represents you. You have a voice in drawing these lines.

Use this information as a reference for how you can help with redistricting in Alabama.

Congressional districts

  • Restrictions: None
  • Number of districts, 2011-2021: 7
  • Number of districts after 2020 Census: 7
  • May Governor veto? Yes
  • Districting responsibility: State legislature
  • Self-imposed state deadlines and enforcement: None

Legislative districts

  • Restrictions:
    • Senate districts must be contiguous.
    • Senate must follow county boundaries when practicable
    • No multimember senate districts.
    • Population for senate districts must be as nearly equal as possible.
  • Number of districts: 35 Senate, 105 House
  • Multimember districts? No
  • House districts nested within Senate districts? No
  • May Governor veto?Yes
  • Districting responsibility: State legislature
  • Self-imposed state deadlines and enforcement*: Must be completed during the first legislative session after the decennial census. Legislative districts may not be changed until the next decennial apportionment.

* Deadlines subject to change based on Census delays.

There are no specific guidelines on public input on the redistricting process in Alabama.

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Legislative Reapportionment Office

Supervisor: Donna Overton Loftin

Address: Room 303, State House, 11 South Union Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Phone: (334) 261-0706

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